Job Reference: SLSC1067
Salary: £53,348 – £60,022
Closing Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) is looking to appoint a Business Development Manager to support and develop its work. The DDU, established 16 years ago, is a university-based, fully integrated, Biotech-style drug discovery operation of 130 dedicated scientists and a turnover of £12M pa. It has the capabilities to go from hit discovery through to preclinical candidate selection.
The DDU’s remit is to perform early-stage small molecule drug discovery on targets and/or diseases that are under-invested by conventional Pharma/Biotech. We drive translation of innovative research and work with partners across academia and industry to deliver new medicines for diseases of unmet medical need globally.
Our outputs to-date include new drug candidates and validated novel drug targets for major infectious diseases, e.g. leishmaniasis, malaria and tuberculosis, as well as in cancer and neurodegeneration. The DDU has also contributed to the establishment of 7 new companies.
This post represents an exciting opportunity to develop new business opportunities and interactions with pharmaceutical companies, biotech, funding agencies and universities and to help drive drug discovery projects towards the clinic.
Applicants will have a degree in a relevant science subject and preferably an advanced degree in science or business together with a track record of developing business opportunities. The role would suit a candidate with an outgoing personality and enthusiasm for networking.
For more information about this position please contact Prof Ian Gilbert (email@example.com)
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