London, Stevenage or Edinburgh
Full time
Technology Transfer

Job Title:  Senior Business Manager (12 month contract)
Location: London/Stevenage/Edinburgh
Job Type: 

Agencies: We will only work with recruitment partners on our preferred supplier list and will not engage with speculative CVs submitted.


LifeArc, we want to hear from people who are as passionate as we are about making life science life changing that can improve patients’ lives.

A bit about the role:

This is a senior role within Technology Transfer with responsibility for independently delivering high quality technical insight when supporting internal and external clients in relation to identification of science that has the potential for patient impact

It requires 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  

The role may also involves 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


About you:

  • Independently delivering the Technology Transfer services of funding, advice, and support to our current and future clients 
  • Manage a portfolio of Principal Investigators, projects, and technologies under development
  • Work closely with the Licensing Division to negotiate various types of contracts and for licence surveillance
  • Work collaboratively with different parts of LifeArc, including Impact with Partners, Technology Transfer, OAG, and BD, executing, and developing the longer-term agenda for LifeArc and our clients including the connections and ways to collaborate with Translational Challenges, Early Ventures, and Science to achieve One LifeArc goals
  • Taking responsibility for delivery of projects
  • Building strong relationships across Technology Transfer and LifeArc, looking for win-win solutions to problems 
  • Delegated to, owning the majority of their area of work independently, seeking clarification, support and input when needed. Brings new solutions and looks for opportunities to progress. 
  • Work collaboratively with the principal and the business manager team as they assess and execute translational science projects and provide advice. Identifies issues early in the process so solutions can be found 
  • Able to communicate effectively in written work getting the tone right and flexing their . for different types of writing 
  • Support the Business Managers develop their communication skills by editing documents and providing feedback 
  • Able to work independently, seeking input when needed, but with a strong collaborative . 
  • Use and work to KPI’s and targets. Deadline driven but considers how things can be improved in the future 
  • Provide reviews and recommendations of the IP and commercialisation strategies 
  • Support the Philanthropic Fund panel in their decision making by providing detailed review by experts in the field and due diligence of the project
  • The SBM will continue to work with the scientists to support the progression and monitoring of projects as they encounter challenges on their translational journey



Education & experience:

  • Experience of delivering professional services to external clients
  • Understand the translational research funding landscape in the UK and seeks to find the right route for a given project
  • Good understanding of Technology Transfer services and able to advise and support clients with confidence 
  • Financial and commercial acumen, enabling good application of judgement and decision making
  • Have a good knowledge of the needs of your beneficiaries, committing to delivering the best outcome for our clients, flexing approach depending on the situation
  • Good level of self-awareness, recognises own strengths, development areas and seeks to develop own self
  • Knowledge of IP and how to support and manage IP implications for stakeholders
  • Have a successful track record of handling negotiations
  • Qualified to degree level in a scientific discipline with a PhD or equivalent experience in academia or industry


Skills & abilities:

  • An effective and professional communicator 
  • Build collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships internally and externally 
  • Communicating and acting with integrity and empathy 
  • Seek a win/win solutions to challenges that lead to positive outcomes that benefit all participants 
  • Communicate targets and deliverables


 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. 

Don’t meet every single requirement? At LifeArc we are dedicated in building an inclusive workplace and a diverse workforce that can bring a range of skills, new ideas and innovative thinking to our work. So, whatever your background or lived experience, if you’re excited about this role, but perhaps feel you don’t meet every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. Our top priority is finding the best candidate, and you may be just the right person for this or other roles.

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



Apply now - and start translating your potential!

At LifeArc, we commit to advancing equal opportunities and building a diverse workforce by ensuring a fair, inclusive, and accessible recruitment experience for all. We employ individuals based on 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. Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion includes creating a culture where everyone feels they belong, is valued for who they are and has the opportunity to translate their potential.

We want every candidate to do their very best. If you require special assistance or reasonable adjustments, please be sure to let us know in advance what will be most useful for you and/ or to discuss your needs.

We only work with recruitment partners on our preferred supplier list, and will not engage with speculative CVs submitted.

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

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