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Business Development Manager - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Posted: 20 September 2018

Closing: 14 October 2018

Infectious diseases cause a high burden of mortality all over the world, placing a substantial strain on limited health budgets, health systems and economics. To tackle this global challenge, we have developed the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR) which is a partnership between the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine focused on translational partnering in infectious diseases to address current and future health priorities. Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases and similarly the University of Liverpool has over a century of discovery and translational research in infectious diseases. Established in 2017, CEIDR is working to become the single portal for external organisations to make connections, source expertise and resources in infectious diseases from its partners. In order to support its growth, we have a requirement for two Business Development Managers based out of our brand new facilities in Liverpool. 

The Business Development Manager post has been recently created and is key to the CEIDR team, with specific delegated business development responsibilities within the remit of CEIDR for the rapid translation of infectious diseases research. Primary duties will include taking initiative to develop and embed new business development strategies, engaging with third parties to identify opportunities for translational partnerships, developing those discussions through to deal completion and working with the CEIDR Director to implement the broader strategy for commercial business development.

Successful candidates must be educated to postgraduate level with a PhD and must possess senior level experience of business development, negotiation and closure of high level deals in the pharmaceutical and/or healthcare sector. You will be working as the interface between business and R&D and previous experience in a similar role in the industry/ academia arena is desirable. Demonstrable experience of accomplishing deal and revenue targets as well as of deal making, IP and contracts, is essential to the post. Ability to present at public meetings and think innovatively in science related business development is vital, in addition to bringing strong interpersonal skills and credibility to the post. the BDM must be flexible and able to travel nationally and internationally as necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference in a growing, dynamic organisation.

Closing Date: 14th October 2018

Take a look at some of the great work we have achieved by viewing our annual reports:,Health,ARA,2018-online.pdf (link is external)

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas. For further information, please visit: (link is external)

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website: (link is external)

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