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Associate Chief Operating Officer (Campus)

The stunning Wellcome Genome Campus is a community of organisations working in genomic research, enterprise, education and discourse. It is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, including the Wellcome Sanger Institute which is the largest organisation on Campus, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Open Targets and Genomics England among others. 

The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science who work closely with the Wellcome Sanger Institute and other organisations on the Campus, to ensure a lively discourse around Genomes and Biodata, including running a highly successful conference centre, courses, public engagement activities and undertaking social research. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

Our vision is to drive, catalyse and lead the advance of life-changing science with the reach, scale, and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. In order to fulfil our vision, we are starting to plan the continued development of the Campus and are seeking an Associate COO (Campus) to coordinate an effective business strategy. Working with the COO, you will bring together existing operational Campus teams with a focus on preparing for further growth in academic research and commercial development in support of a vibrant ecosystem in Genome and BioData.

We are looking for a visionary and entrepreneurial senior leader with strong commercial acumen and considerable experience of taking organisations through extensive change and growth. You will bring a proven track record in managing multi-disciplinary teams and of maintaining high performance standards and of successfully delivering major programmes and projects.

With outstanding influencing, communication and interpersonal skills, you will possess the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and partners to drive the ongoing development of the Campus. A naturally collaborative leader you will demonstrate an empathy with the science community and an ability to make decisions in partnership with a variety of stakeholders.

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to gender equality and promoting women’s careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 23rd February 2018.

To view the job description and person specification, please visit the GatenbySanderson website by clicking Apply below

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