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Business Development Manager

Moredun Research Institute

Location: Penicuik
Salary: £35,750 to £43,000 depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 30th January 2023
Job Ref: 01-12-22

The role

The Moredun Group is seeking a full-time Business Development Manager to join the team in Moredun Research Institute.

Moredun Research Institute is an independent research organisation that conducts world class scientific research to improve livestock health and welfare through the prevention and control of infectious diseases of livestock. The successful candidate will join a team focused on the translation of the Institute’s science into commercial outputs for livestock health, including both diagnostics and vaccines.

The role will involve working with scientists in the fields of veterinary bacteriology, virology and parasitology to:

  1. Identify and protect new and existing intellectual property (IP) on an on-going basis and via periodic audits
  2. Develop and nurture commercial relations across the Animal Health and Aquaculture sectors
  3. Co-construct collaborative projects with commercial partners, funders and other stakeholders to further support the development of the Institute’s IP into commercial outputs.
  4. Support and deliver initiatives to develop licences, assignments and spin out companies
  5. Formalise relations with external partners via contract negotiation, drafting and review

Experience required

  • At least a BSc Degree in microbiology/ virology/ immunology or a related subject.
  • Have a proven record of post-graduation work experience, with significant proportion of that experience in a commercial environment
  • Experience of commercial contracts, Intellectual Property (IP) and biological product lifecycles
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people with competing priorities

How to apply 

To apply, click on the link https://moredun.org.uk/careers/business-development-manager and complete the application form and email the completed form to hr@moredun.ac.uk.

Staff benefits

In addition to access to training and development opportunities, you will access to:

  • Competitive pension scheme – employee contribution minimum 3%. Moredun will contribute up to a maximum of 15%.
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme and an Income Protection Scheme
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus 7 days public holidays and a privilege day
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailers
  • On site café

The Moredun Group operates a number of policies including access to a family healthcare scheme and flexible working arrangements. We are also proud to have a Gold Award for the Healthy Working Lives and work hard to promote a healthy lifestyle.

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment, respecting equality and diversity and encouraging good relations.  We welcome applications from people irrespective of their age, sex, religion or belief, race, disability or sexual orientation.

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