Senior Operations Manager

Institute of Cancer Research

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. 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 CRUK Cancer Therapeutics Unit (CTU) is a major component of the Division of Cancer Therapeutics at the ICR and is a multidisciplinary 'bench to bedside' centre, comprising around 150 staff dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. We are one of the largest academic cancer drug discovery groups in the world and, since 2010, 10 drugs discovered by CTU scientists, either alone or in collaboration with a commercial partner, have been progressed to clinical trials. Our drug abiraterone has been approved in the US, Canada and Europe for late stage prostate cancer.

The primary objective of this Senior Operations Manager position is to provide proactive, collegiate and responsive operational management support to the Director, Deputy Director, Head of Biology and Team Leaders in the CTU and to ensure that CTU operations are effectively managed with timely delivery of key objectives.

Please see the Job Description for further detail.

The successful applicant will hold a degree in a life science or chemical science-related subject and relevant qualification/certification in operations management and/or equivalent knowledge and experience of successfully managing the operation of complex and highly networked organisations to deliver agreed goals. Please see the Person Specification for further detail. The post-holder will be based at the ICR’s site in Sutton, Surrey.

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