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Associate - Innovations

Posted: 11 Sep 2019 Closes: 10 Nov 2019
London Circa £40,000 per annum
Permanent & Full-time 730BR_1568219149

We are expanding our Innovations team and are looking for an Associate to help us deliver Wellcome's Innovations strategy. The Innovations team engage across the breadth of the translational pathway to help researchers and organisations across the world transform great ideas, discoveries and inventions into treatments, preventions and cures for disease.
If you have an interest in scientific innovation, technology, or translation and how it can be realistically harnessed to have an impact on peoples lives; enjoy collaborating with others, including global leaders in their fields; and getting things done, we would love to hear from you.
As an Associate, one of your main responsibilities will be to identify investment opportunities for our portfolio, particularly our Flagships. As part of the role you will work across all our activities, including:
With internal and global external partners - including universities, NGOs, and industry - to identify the route to impact via commercial and clinical pathways.

Evaluate and perform due diligence on R&D proposals.
Manage and monitor Wellcome's interests in the Innovations portfolio to ensure delivery.
Experience & Skills
To succeed in this role, you'll need to have:
A broad knowledge of life science and/or public health and its application to improving human health.
​Experience of working in the university, healthcare funding, or biotech/medtech/pharma research environment.·
The ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
The ability to lead and influence team discussions.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills - able to synthesise information, conveying key points clearly and concisely·
Awareness of product and business development, licensing, and IP.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence at all levels.
An understanding of how to develop your skills in areas where you lack experience.
Proven programme or portfolio management skills

To apply please submit an up to date CV along with a cover letter of no more than one page outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at .

Education & Qualifications
Advanced degree, or equivalent experience, in a science, medical, technology, engineering or maths subject.


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