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Investment Manager (Life Science)

09 January 2018


Cambridge Enterprise Ltd 
Based on the West Cambridge site, Madingley Road
Salary, depending on experience
Full time role


Sitting at the heart of Europe’s most successful technology cluster, Cambridge Enterprise is the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge.  We support academic staff and students, and turn technology, expertise and innovation into a valuable and sustainable portfolio of companies, investments, licences and consultancies.

The Seed Funds team manages a highly successful £15M early stage technology fund and actively supports the development of technology start-ups from the University.  Companies in our portfolio have gone on to raise over £1.5Bn in follow on funding and our funds have achieved a return multiple of 2.5x.

Cambridge Enterprise is now looking for an entrepreneurial Investment Manager for the Life Sciences within its Seed Funds team. This role offers a unique opportunity to work with one of the leading technology funds in Cambridge, whose previous investments include Solexa, BlueGnome, Horizon Discovery and XO1.


The post holder will build relationships with academics and students across the life sciences, working with them to identify and build spin out opportunities and prepare a sound investment case for the CE Investment Committee, made up of some of the country’s most successful technology entrepreneurs. The role will also include acting as non-executive director for some portfolio companies, assisting the companies to attract commercial management and follow-on investment.


The successful applicant will have an entrepreneurial attitude with a background in life sciences, preferably evidenced by a Ph.D. and/or experience in either an investment or technology commercialisation role. Understanding of the life science sector, knowledge of early stage seed funding and previous work within an entrepreneurial academic environment would be advantageous.


Our ideal candidate will be dynamic, enthusiastic and make things happen. They will be well-organised, financially literate, an excellent team worker, networker and communicator, with a real desire to become involved in a wide range of tasks. An ability to prioritise and progress a number of projects simultaneously while maintaining an active customer interface is key.


The package includes a competitive salary with performance related pay, a University pension, generous leave provisions and flexible family friendly working.


Closing date: Sunday 28 January 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 6 February 2018
To apply, please visit our website to make an online application, click here.