We are looking for a business developer to strengthen the UMCG Center for Development and Innovation (CDI) team on the theme of cohorts and biobanks. Within this position you will work on establishing new public and private partnerships, improving the processes involved and developing new collaboration models. As part of CDI you are actively involved in setting up collaborations with external partners, both via departments and the UMCG Cohort and Biobank Coordination Hub (CBCH), the umbrella for all UMCG activities around this theme.
You are part of the CDI team, a multi-disciplinary team that fosters innovation and the translation of UMCG expertise, facilities and knowledge together with trusted partners to improve healthcare and create added value in greater society. Valorisation is, besides care, education and research, one of the four key performance indicators for UMCs. CDI enables valorisation of research through public private partnerships, collaborative consortia, centres of expertise, industry sponsored research, licensing and spin offs.
You also join the CBCH as lead on activities related to external collaborations. This new team is working on a central (network) organization and infrastructure to support and improve the quality and visibility of the approximately 175 UMCG cohorts and biobanks. In this role you contribute to the conditions for excellent research, new collaborations and patient impact. The CBCH is a fast-growing organization, with its associated dynamic qualities.
In addition to these organisational units, you have regular contact with Legal Affairs (especially the Desk Contract Research), the researchers associated with the individual UMCG cohorts and biobanks and other internal parties involved in external collaborations (Strategy and Internal Relations, Communication, Research Office, etc.).