Strategic Development and Enterprise Lead, NIHR BioResource for Translational Research

University of Cambridge
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:£61,198-£64,914
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Contract Type:Fixed-term The funds
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Strategic Development and Enterprise Lead, NIHR BioResource for

Translational Research

Do you have great strategic development and organisational leadership skills? Interested in a role which is contributing to changing lives for the better?

We are recruiting a Strategic Development and Enterprise Lead who can lead on business development for NIHR BioResource.

The primary focus of the role will be developing strategic relationships with industry in the health research sector.

The NIHR BioResource currently engages with a number of industry partners, ranging from SMEs to large pharma. These interactions include providing access to data and samples, and supporting clinical studies through our unique recall by genotype / phenotype capability. We wish to build on this engagement, and increase our interactions with industry.

About NIHR BioResource:

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website https: //

About you:

To succeed in this role, you will need excellent facilitation and negotiation skills as well as the ability to maintain composure under pressure and engage in consensus-building.

Ideally you will have:

  • Demonstrated senior experience in strategic development, business development, organisational leadership or health research.

  • Extensive experience, in either the public or private sector, of successful leadership and delivery of complex programmes.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, interpret business requirements and produce flexible and cost-effective plans for delivery, including the ability to provide concise analyses of complex issues and options to support NIHR BioResource's senior team in decision-making.

  • What we offer:

    The University offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, family friendly policies, an attractive pension scheme (employer's contribution up to 21.6%) and 41 days' annual holiday, inclusive of public holidays. We encourage career development by providing extensive training & development opportunities.

    This appointment is full-time, 37 hours per week; part-time to 80% will be considered. Work ¿ life balance is important, and we are open to discussion on flexible working, including hybrid working.

    Our offices are on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre).

    We encourage informal queries about the job or the application process - please contact Dr Nathalie Kingston, Director NIHR BioResource, [email protected]

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2027 in the first instance. NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) on a 5-year funding cycle.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

    Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

    The closing date for applications is: 21st September 2023

    The interview date for the role is: Week commencing 2nd October 2023

    Please quote reference RB38161 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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  • Department/Location

    Department of Haematology








    22 August 2023

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