A bit about the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and expanding team with a bold strategy to make a difference to patients’ lives by transforming translational research in the UK.  LifeArc recently launched an ambitious strategy to commit £1.3 billion to translational research by 2030 and this position will have a significant role in delivering on that ambition. This role sits within our Technology Transfer team who have responsibility for provision of advice and funding to LifeArc, its clients and its partners. The Technology Transfer Team has responsibility for a uniquely diverse portfolio of exciting projects which is much broader  than what might generally be classed as technology transfer: LifeArc’s  Tech Transfer team is responsible not only for the full range of technology transfer support and advice services to the Medical Research Council, the UK Dementia Research Institute and LifeArc’s own in-house research centres but is  also   responsible for delivering the Philanthropic Fund for rare diseases, for building creative new initiatives like our  collaborative Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapy and for translational and commercial support to a wide range of fellow medical research charities.


  • Facilitating and supporting the translation and commercialisation of that science including the identification and securing of intellectual property (IP) protection, funding opportunities and delivery of commercial licenses and spinouts  
  • Working closely with the wider Technology Transfer team on projects and activities, while also growing their own skills and knowledge
  • Assisting scientists with submitting funding applications as well as critically reviewing grant applications and final reports to provide advice to internal and external clients on all aspects of translation and IP management and commercialisation
  • Contribute to the management of projects, including Investigation and technologies under development
  • Work closely with the Licensing Division to negotiate various types of contracts and for licence surveillance
  • Is delegated to, able to work independently while also seeking clarification, support and input as needed
  • Identifies possible solutions and looks for opportunities to progress 
  • Able to communicate effectively in written work getting the tone right and flexing their . for different types of writing
  • Uses and works to KPI’s and targets. Deadline driven but considers how things can be improved in the future  

About you:

  • Qualified to degree level in a scientific discipline with a PhD or equivalent experience in academia or industry
  • Have project management experience including the ability to manage and progress multiple projects efficiently
  • Be able to work independently and proactively but also as part of teams where there may be multiple expectations and drivers
  • Have an understanding of the therapeutic development process and of the academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry marketplace 
  • Be able to communicate verbally and in writing efficiently and credibly with a range of stakeholders, including scientist, industry and with colleagues

About us:

At LifeArc, our ambition is to make life science life changing. We do this by advancing scientific discoveries beyond the lab, faster, so that they can shape the next generation of diagnostics, treatments, and cures. 

Working at the cutting edge of translational science and as the early-stage translation specialists, we progress scientific discoveries on their journey to becoming a medicine, diagnostic or intervention that can improve patients’ lives. Our work begins by seeking out innovative science, then helping to develop this to a point where there is a clinical and commercial pathway for others to invest the time and money to take it further forward. 

What we can offer you:

Salary will be determined by qualifications and experience along with other exceptional benefits. Because we understand everyone has different requirements, our flexible benefits allow you to choose those which are important to you. Our pension scheme offers employer contributions of up to 12%, private health insurance, and annual leave of 31 days PLUS bank holidays. 

Join us, and you’ll have the scope to be creative and take measured risks. You’ll be rewarded for your curiosity, for working as one team, and for learning fast. And you’ll have everything you need to be your best every day. 

We all have potential. At LifeArc, you’ll discover what you can really do with it. 


Apply now - and start translating your potential!

Please note we are actively recruiting, and the closing date may be brought forward if we find the right person for this role.

LifeArc is committed to the principles and practices of equal opportunities and to encouraging the establishment of a diverse workforce. It is our policy to employ individuals on the basis of their suitability for the work to be performed and their potential for development, regardless of age, sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion, or belief. This includes creating a culture that fully reflects our commitment to equal opportunities for all.