Head of Strategic Research Partnerships (Life Sciences)

Posted by Cancer Research UK

Head of Strategic Research Partnerships (Life Sciences)

Islington, London

Negotiable

Contract

R011083

About the organisation

Cancer Research UK – we are dedicated to working collectively to save more lives, create more tomorrows and dispel the fear of cancer. We... Read more

Job Description

Head of Strategic Partnerships (Non-Commercial)

Location: Angel, London. With flexibility to work from home.

12 month secondment/Fixed term contract to cover maternity.

As the leading independent funder of cancer research globally, at CRUK we partner with like-minded organisations from across the public, private and not for profit sectors to build long-term strategic partnerships that will help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

The Strategic Partnerships (Non-Commercial) team build mutually beneficial research collaborations with like-minded non-commercial organisations (i.e. public and not for profit funding agencies and academic institutions) from around the world, accelerating progress in the fight against cancer. Our flexible approach allows us to engage in a wide range of partnership initiatives with a variety of models, from large-scale co-funding of research projects and infrastructure to joint workshops and conferences .

Summary of the role's main purpose...

Lead the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Strategic Partnerships Team (Non-Commercial) to identify and secure new collaborations that support the delivery of CRUK's research strategy. In particular the role will:


  • Develop, support and implement a bold and ambitious partnerships agenda that will enable CRUK to accelerate progress towards the delivery of our research strategy

  • Lead the team responsible for identifying and securing new strategic research partnerships -primarily with other non-commercial organisations across the academic research sector, both nationally and internationally

  • Work closely with the R&I leadership team (Directors and Heads) to develop and implement partnership strategies for key initiatives and areas of activity

  • Develops strong and effective relationships with external stakeholders to drive business development and the strategic research partnerships agenda


Who we're looking for...


  • Knowledge of the international cancer research funding landscape

  • Broad knowledge and significant experience of identifying and securing high value strategic research partnerships with organisations across multiple sectors, both nationally and internationally

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with experience of managing relationships with a range of senior internal and external stakeholders in the charitable and academic sector and research funding community

  • Proactive, strategic thinker who spots opportunities with a proven ability to translate this into operational plans

  • Proven track record of successfully negotiating six and seven figure partnership deals

  • A scientific PhD or equivalent experience


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What you'll get from us...


  • Christmas Eve off, plus 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus the opportunity to buy 5 extra days

  • Excellent pension scheme - we will contribute up to 12% towards your pension

  • Interest free season ticket loan

  • Cycle to work scheme


  • Flexible work environment, smart/casual dress code, Amazon lockers onsite, roof terrace with incredible views and internal collaboration spaces




  • Great location - 2-3 minute walk from Angel tube station, 15 minute walk from Kings Cross




  • 35 hour working week, with the ability to work from home




  • A commitment from us to support your development




  • An opportunity to volunteer and get involved in various events




Closing date: The role will remain open until we fill the position. We will interview suitable candidates as they apply, so please do not delay your application to avoid disappointment.

Please submit a cover letter as part of your application.

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