Educated to degree level (preferably in the biological or life sciences) or equivalent qualifications.
Relevant demonstrable experience with a MBA or professional business/ management qualification or relevant demonstrable experience in the biosciences
Successful funding applications to commercial/business partners/investors.
Higher degree in a relevant discipline.
Background in genomics or bioinformatics science fields.
Successful implementation of spin out companies.
Knowledge of bioinformatics / computational science and perspective on the technological opportunities for growth in these areas.
Understanding of the business models and protection of IP.
Skill to develop new companies to financially and operationally successful businesses.
Skills and knowledge of challenges and processes facing the setup of new commercial operations.
Demonstrated success in large project management and delivery.
Significant experience of relevant business development with experience of setting up new companies from start-up through to a successful business
Proven ability to operate at a senior level and an ability to represent TGAC in negotiations with commercial and public sector bodies.
Experience of working in any of the following: the public-private sector interface; knowledge transfer; early stage biotech community or Development
Management of industrial / academic partnership projects, e.g. projects supported by the Technology Strategy Board or EU or senior team.
Demonstrated business & financial acumen, focusing on the big picture and delivering results. Proven ability to interact with innovators/entrepr. etc
Excellent people skills, exceptional negotiator, effective presenter to different audiences when explaining corporate objectives.
An ability to be an effective networker and ambassador for TGAC to build on existing and create new contacts through which to deliver TGAC objectives.
An ability to rapidly assimilate the multi-faceted nature of TGAC’s activities & to identify the opport. & constraints of operation.
An ability to take an entrepreneurial approach to the role in order to build on current ideas & generate new initiatives to deliver TGAC objectives.
Willingness to be flexible about working hours in order to attend/host appropriate events.
Willingness to travel in UK and abroad and be away from home for short periods.
An ability to fully support the type of research undertaken by the TGAC and the wider NRP.