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Head of Business Development and Impact and Business Development Officer

Earlham Institute

Location: Norwich
Salary: £31,250 to £61,750 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st September 2018
Closes: 22nd October 2018
Job Ref: 1003536/1003546

New Opportunities in the Business Development and Impact Group at Earlham Institute

Head of Business Development and Impact (Starting Salary £61,750)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead a newly formed Business Development and Impact Group at the Earlham Institute, a research organisation on the Norwich Research Park, working in computational biology, genomics and synthetic biology. Earlham Institute is core funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council.  

The post holder will work alongside our researchers and industry to: identify and nurture local, national, and international partnerships to deliver maximum impact from our research; lead, advise and support ongoing commercial activities and opportunities; and deliver the Institute’s knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) strategy and monitor our performance against key metrics.

Candidates should be educated to degree level in life sciences or computational science and possess substantial experience of working in a business development role in a research environment. They will have an excellent understanding of the landscape for our research, knowledge of how to protect intellectual property, and the commercialisation agenda. They will be a good communicator, negotiator, and ambassador of our research to industry.  The closing date is 22 October 2018.

Business Development Officer (Salary range £31,250 - £38,100)

Proactively supporting the commercial activities at EI, the post holder will be able to undertake market research, support the development of business plans and commercial projects and identify and monitor ways to deliver impact from our work. They will be the first point of contact for the Group for academics and commercial partners and be able to build new relationships through networking. Applications are invited for this position by 10 November 2018. Interviews will take place in December 2018, once the Head of Business Development and Impacthas been appointed.

How to apply:

All applications should be uploaded directly to our jobs website,, further information on both roles can also be found on our website.

Informal enquiries regarding either role can be sent to For any queries relating to the applications process, please contact our HR team at, or 01603 450462.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon qualification and experience, these are fulltime positions on a permanent basis.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

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