Business Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

07/03/2019, 23:55

Enterprise Unit
Enterprise Unit
Part Time
Fixed Term
1 year
£28,343 - £31,263 pro rata
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, we lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is ranked as the UK’s top academic research centre. We are also one of the most successful institutions in the UK at commercially developing our research findings. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

The Enterprise Unit includes the ICR’s business development team. It provides technology transfer expertise for the ICR and the Royal Marsden in all aspects of research collaborations, intellectual property management and commercialisation. We are looking for a new part-time (0.6 FTE) Business Development Officer to join us. Reporting to the Associate Director, Business Development the post holder will work on a portfolio of projects and will handle a busy caseload which will include:

  • drafting, negotiating and concluding agreements expected to be relatively straight forward;
  • working with the Associate Director, Business Development and Business Development Managers in carrying out their roles of commercialising ICR research to achieve commercial and patient benefit;
  • managing and tracking projects using appropriate management information systems; and
  • assisting in the identification of research within the ICR that has commercial potential or potential to be developed for patient benefit.

To be successful in this role you should be educated to degree level in a science discipline relevant to the ICR. You should be a self-starter with some understanding of commercial contracts, intellectual property management and/or exploitation and preferably some recent practical experience of successfully drafting, negotiating and concluding contracts such as MTAs or CDAs. In addition you will need to be highly organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have a proven ability to work under pressure and balance competing priorities.

This post benefits from a contributory pension scheme and generous leave entitlement.

For further particulars and details of how to apply, please visit our website at:

Closing date: 7th March 2019

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Additional Documentation for Candidates

This Program is closed to applications.