Business Development Executive: Cancer Research UK Commercial Partnerships

Business Development Executive

Location: Stratford (currently our offices are closed but will reopen later in the year). We welcome flexible working requests from candidates.

Full time

Salary range: £53-70k (dependent on experience)

Application process: Please submit a CV and a personal statement highlighting your relevant experience and deals.

CRUKs Commercial Partnerships group (CP) is dedicated to the development and commercialisation of innovative research. The team accelerates the translation of new ideas into treatments by bringing together the expertise, capabilities, and resources of CRUK and its academic network with that of industry partners. 

The Business Development & Transactions (BDT) provides CP's primary interface with industry and investors.  The team are responsible for marketing CRUKs technologies and capabilities to industry and partnering through a broad range of commercialization routes.  These include traditional licensing and collaboration agreements, spin-out formation, and the establishment of innovative industry alliance partnerships.

As a Business Development Executive in the BDT team you’ll join the translation interface between scientific innovation and industry.  You will be expected to carry out business development activities relevant to CPs broad commercialisation objectives, working closely with colleagues within CPs Opportunity Sourcing & Translation (OST) team to proactively promote CP/CRUK and its technologies to biotech and pharma partners and investors, lead and/or support colleagues in the negotiation of commercial deals, make considered contributions to CP’s business strategy and operations, and drive the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and organisational goals.

Who we're looking for:

We are seeking a well organised and entrepreneurial individual.  You will be conscientious, detail- and goal- oriented, resilient and tenacious with the ability to prioritise workload, and run multiple projects simultaneously and on time.  

You'll have a life sciences background, ideally oncology and extensive business development and commercialisation experience drawn from working in relevant industry, academic or non-profit roles. You'll have demonstrable track record of success in the development and commercialisation of life science technology. You'll be an expert negotiator with experience of structuring complex commercial contracts.

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

Find out more about the role by viewing this candidate pack and click apply now to submit your application.

Salary: 
£53,000
£70,000
Closing date: 
Monday, May 31, 2021