Innovation Consultant Roles for Doctors @ Innovia

  • TypeFull Time
  • RoleNon-Clinical
  • RoleDoctor
  • TypePart Time
  • SectorNon-Clinical
  • SeniorityNon-Leadership
  • LocationUK
  • LocationCambridge

Innovia has an exciting opportunity for a Medic or Vet who is passionate about using their broad biomedical knowledge on a variety of novel challenges within industry.


The company

Innovia is a friendly Cambridge-based innovation consultancy of 85 people.

We work at ‘the fuzzy front-end’ of innovation: the very start of the next new thing. Our multidisciplinary teams create, learn and problem-solve for some of the world’s biggest international companies.

Clients like Procter & Gamble, LEGO, KraftHeinz and Jaguar Land Rover trust us to help them invent the future.


As an NHS doctor I enjoyed working with patients and healthcare professionals but was keen to do more creative work. Having previously done a Genetics degree, I missed working with more fundamental (rather than clinical) science on a regular basis. 

At Innovia, each project is different and allows me to apply my skills and knowledge in exciting and often unexpected new ways. This includes learning insights and ways of thinking from areas such as design or engineering.

Finally, I appreciate Innovia’s strong focus on work-life balance, which enables me to pursue my other interests and spend time with my friends.

Dr Izabela KujawiakInnovia


The opportunity

Medics and vets at Innovia are able to use the breadth of their clinical knowledge (from anatomy and physiology, to nutrition, diagnostics, pharmacology, medical imaging, and surgical techniques) to tackle complex scientific challenges and enable us to invent breakthrough solutions for our clients.

You’ll work in teams with other specialists from engineering to product design, business strategy and human behaviour.

Each consultant brings a deep understanding of their own field to generate well-rounded and holistic solutions that help our global clients outcompete their rivals across a range of different industries. 

In your role as a consultant, you’ll spend time on four types of activity:

  • project operating
  • project management
  • relationship development
  • business development.

You’ll utilise the science underpinning your medical or veterinary knowledge to dig into the deep technical detail of our clients’ challenges in industries like medical devices, food and drink, apparel or consumer goods.

You’ll develop compelling new ideas, present your recommendations, respond thoughtfully to client needs and help them evaluate their options, learn to manage multidisciplinary project teams and help us develop new business opportunities.

Every day you’d work together with people whose background may be in organic chemistry, theoretical physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, industrial design, public health, psychology – and many more. 

Consultants work on projects across multiple industries from apparel to pharmaceuticals and medical devices, from transport and energy to food – allowing you to expand your expertise to engage with a broad range of complex problems in an environment which values work-life balance. 


Who are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate with a veterinary or medical degree will have:

  • a strong academic background in biomedical science (including clinical training)
  • motivated by the rigour of academic or scientific research
  • completed your degree 4 or fewer years ago

It would be an advantage if you have focussed particularly strongly on the fundamental principles of biomedical science 

You don’t need to have any prior experience of consulting, but you should have an interest in client-facing roles and the commercial world.

This role will appeal to you if:

  • you enjoy variety
  • have a future-looking mindset
  • want your work to have impact
  • to engage your creativity on tough problems
  • prefer collaborative working
  • and are a confident communicator.

In a small fast-paced business, you will be able to expand your expertise, get involved at many levels of the organisation, and grow your role. 

Our strong emphasis on flexible working and work-life balance, and friendly and casual office culture, suits someone who is as passionate and motivated about their work as they are about the rest of their life. 

This role will be based in our office in Cambridge UK, and Innovia will offer hybrid in-person + remote working to all staff (as well as flexible arrangement of schedules as standard).

Unfortunately, this role is not suitable for applicants who wish to work 100% remotely as some regular in-office working is required.

Applicants must be based in the UK. 


Remuneration and benefits

This role is best suited for junior doctors or vets who are anywhere up to 4 years postgrad.

The salary offering is remunerated around this level.  Please enquire for more details.

  • 25 days holiday pa + bank holidays (for full time employees)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/parental leave
  • Pension Scheme with 8% ER  contribution
  • Private medication insurance (BUPA) (Optional)
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Group life assurance (LA)
  • Group income protection insurance


Company Culture

Our approach is ‘holistic’ – we bring together diverse capabilities to gain creative insights.

We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive workplace.

We treat people equitably regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or political views. We especially encourage applications from people who are members of protected groups.

Other benefits include:

  • Excellent work-life balance (standard 37.5 hour work week – overtime and weekends strongly discouraged)
  • Schedule flexibility and hybrid working (Core office hours are 10am – 4pm, with a flexible arrangement of the rest of the contracted hours available upon request)
  • Casual dress code – wear what makes you comfortable
  • Relaxed office atmosphere with planned social activities – we eat a free buffet lunch each day at 12pm with all staff and visiting clients sitting together
  • Flat hierarchy – everyone shares the simple job title of ‘innovation consultant’, you’ll get to work with most people, and get to know everyone
  • Ethical mindset – we have refused work which conflicts with our ethical values 
  • We operate a ‘buddy scheme’ for all new joiners – to provide a friend to help them settle in and be a point of contact to answer any tricky questions or worries. This forms part of an extensive induction process


Is there a closing date?

We are actively hiring and will close this opportunity when we fill our quota.

If this description resonates with you then please leave your details in the form below and the team will reach out and provide you with more information.

Please make sure you’ve carefully read How to Express your Interest for job opportunities on the Medic Footprints Website to give yourself the best chances of success.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Innovation Consultancy Roles @ Innovia

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