Senior Business Manager

This is a full time position funded till 30th June 2024 on Crick terms and conditions of employment.

The Crick is supportive of flexible working and some working from home


The Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

The Crick has placed an emphasis on promoting an openness to translation within the institute, supported by a small embedded translation team who are fully integrated with the day to day scientific life of the institute, and provide easy access to expertise and mechanisms to convert discoveries toward applications. The focus of the translation team is on speed and the reduction of barriers to maximise the uptake and exploitation of ideas to real-world impact.

In November 2019, LifeArc joined with the Crick to create the LifeArc-Crick Translation Fund. The Fund will make £5m available over five years to support Crick scientists in progressing promising innovation to the point where the project can attract follow-on, larger scale investment and development. LifeArc will collaborate with Crick Group Leaders and the Crick translation team to identify projects in areas aligned to LifeArc’s strategy and with Crick’s discovery science strengths.

This is a senior role within Scientific Translation with responsibility for independently delivering high quality technical insight when supporting researchers in relation to identification of science that has the potential for patient impact.  It requires facilitating and supporting the translational science and commercialisation of that science including the identification and securing of intellectual property (IP) protection and delivery of commercial licenses and spinouts.  It also includes appropriate project management of the LifeArc-Crick Translation Fund.

The role includes the provision of advice to researchers on all aspects of translation and IP management and commercialisation.  The successful candidate will manage their own portfolio projects and technologies under development and undertake appropriate project management of the Fund including liaising with LifeArc to ensure achievement of appropriate milestones and potential for additional projects. Further the candidate is expected to undertake appropriate negotiations to ensure that any activity shall maximise impact and speed of health benefit.

The successful candidate will have all encompassing experience in translational science management or technology transfer in a biomedical discipline.

Closing date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
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