MRC Technology  ( is an independent life science medical research charity, offering professional services to organisations within the academic, charity, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors globally. Services include IP management and research and development for diagnostics, small molecules and therapeutic antibodies. We bridge the gap between basic medical research and commercialisation, helping early discoveries progress to clinical application.

MRCT is seeking a Business Development Manager to help identify and acquire access to new business opportunities for MRCT, in particular to pro-actively source novel drug targets and diagnostic opportunities from academia and industry. Based at MRCT’s site in Stevenage, the role will also help sell MRCT assets, developed by our drug discovery efforts, into the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

You will work as the company link between the drug discovery division, academia and industry, as part of the business development team that includes functions in scouting, due diligence, marketing and sales. Your main responsibilities will involve using your scientific knowledge and experience to identify potential new intellectual property and projects for MRCT from third parties in academia and industry. You will also identify potential commercial partners and engage in the deal making process. You will require significant industry or SME experience and should also have established networks in the life sciences business development world.

A strong scientifically relevant background is critical to this role and you should be normally be qualified to at least PhD level. A good knowledge of the small molecule and biologics drug discovery process is also essential. This role expects you to gather and analyse information quickly in order to make decisions which affect the business, so sound commercial skills and understanding to evaluate a huge number of opportunities is required. You will also need to demonstrate good organizational skills with the ability to prioritise a busy workload and meet deadlines. Experience working with the academic sector would be an advantage as well as a background in industry.

Your salary will be determined by qualifications and experience. In addition MRCT offers a Defined Contribution pension scheme, private health insurance, a flexible benefits scheme and 31 days paid holiday per year.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to:  or by post to Recruitment, MRC Technology, Accelerator Building, Open Innovation Campus, Stevenage , SG1 2FX.

Closing date: 24 July 2016

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