Head, TRO Business & Innovation Group : UCL

Head, TRO Business & Innovation Group, - Ref:1820216 

UCL Department / Division: Office of the Vice Provost (Health)

Specific unit / Sub department: UCL Translational Research Office (TRO)

Location of position: London

Grade: 10

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Competitive
(inclusive of London allowance)


Duties and Responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team dedicated to accelerating the biomedical translation of emerging UCL research and its partner hospitals through novel and creative collaborations and partnerships with industry. 

This is a senior leadership role, suited to candidates with a strong track record of management, leadership, strategy development and implementation gained through experience in industry, academia or within public-private partnerships.

The Head of the TRO Business & Innovation Group (B&IG) will develop and deliver UCL School of Life and Medical Science’s (SLMS) strategic thinking and approach to novel and creative partnerships with industry and the biotech sector. 

The role consists of managing a team of Senior Business & Innovation Managers and Therapeutic Innovation Network Coordinators, with the aim of harnessing existing and directing new interactions aligned to UCL’s therapeutic strengths accelerating their translation towards greater impact and patient benefit.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and overseeing a strategy of linking UCL’s translational science and core strengths to the Healthcare sector.
  • To devise and implement a strategy to grow number and value of industrial partnerships.
  • Manage and coordinate a senior team of highly specialised Business Innovation Managers and Therapeutic Innovation Network Coordinators.


Key Requirements

Candidates will have substantial experience of working across the industry/academic interface, including a well-developed knowledge of the drivers for a successful research collaboration and an appreciation of the challenges involved. The successful candidate will possess relevant professional leadership and experience in an influential role.


Further Details

UCL welcomes applications from candidates who meet the Person Specification in the Job Description, and who share the TRO’s passion for enabling the translation of UCL and its partner hospitals’ novel biomedical therapies and diagnostics.

A job description and person specification can be accessed below.

To apply for the vacancy, please do so via the 'Apply Now' button below.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jane Kinghorn, Director Translational Research Office (e: j.kinghorn@ucl.ac.uk)

For queries about the application process, please contact Amanda Felstone (maplehouse1a-reception@ucl.ac.uk or 020 7679 0800.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more. 

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date  8 Sep 2019

Closing date: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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