Location: Flexible – you can be home, or office based although we expect you to be able to attend external face to face meetings and team meetings when necessary

Salary: £34-37,000 per annum, willing to consider part-time (salary to be pro-rata’d)

Introduction to PCR

Prostate Cancer Research (PCR) exists to honour the men and families who have been through things no family should have to go through, and to work for a future where no one needs to fear a prostate cancer diagnosis.
Working across academic research, patient projects, and translational research, we are always working to provide resources to help, support and empower patients. Giving them the information they need to make better choices about their treatment, while working to identify and target specific unmet needs in the prostate cancer ecosystem, such as racial inequality and bone metastasis.
Our dedicated staff team is the key to our success, expanding the amount of research that we fund five times over in four years. PCR has been shortlisted for an Impact Prize and won the Change Project of the year award in 2023.

About Proven Connect

Proven Connect is the translational arms of Prostate Cancer Research. We combine seed funding, scientific expertise, patient voice and commercial experience to partner with companies with the goal to transform prostate cancer pathways. Our strategy is focused on building a portfolio of promising companies that could impact prostate cancer, co-investing with venture capital funders and impact investors and connecting these companies to the resources and expert support they need to succeed.

About the role

The successful candidate will demonstrate a sound understanding of the development of medicines and diagnostics in the translational space. Up to date knowledge of oncology, underpinned by a degree level qualification in a related science are essential.
As a new role in an organisation, you will be required to lead or support the Translational Research Director and Head of Business Development to cover the following;
Research and Analysis – Investigate, research and analyse prospective companies for the Proven investment portfolio.

Prepare a full overview of each company including its science, team, business model and IP. You must be able to analyse what it potentially offers to the patient community and make recommendations to the Director of Translational Research and Translational Scientific Advisory Committee at the quarterly meetings.

Build connections and partners – You will work with the rest of the Proven team to develop connections and identify opportunities to work collaboratively with patient groups, academics, clinicians, pharma and biotech companies.

Identify new opportunities for income generation and work with our fundraising team to secure funding for all elements of the translational research work.
Communications – You will understand the potential that Proven Connect can have and how to promote this to gain financial and pro-bono support. You will be able to communicate the value of any element of the translational research to an external audience.

Essential Requirements

• Degree in life science or equivalent
• Background and experience in scientific communication
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Extensive stakeholder management experience
• Experience navigating complex organisations
• Ability to demonstrate success in fundraising
• Knowledge of the pharmaceutical drug discovery and development process

You will work alongside the Translational Research Director and Head of Business Development.
In the first instance please send your cover letters and CV to Sonja Lawrence [email protected]

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