Non-Executive Directors

Earlham Enterprises Ltd provides high quality genomic and computational research services to small and medium sized companies as well as large international organisations. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Earlham Institute, a vibrant research institute applying computational and data driven approaches to advance and enable bioscience.

Based on the Norwich Research Park, Earlham Institute is part of a bioscience cluster with an excellent reputation in plant and microbial sciences, interdisciplinary environmental sciences, food, diet and health.

Earlham Enterprises Ltd is a vehicle for translating Earlham Institute research and utilising its infrastructure to provide contract research, deliver specialist services and consultancy.

We are passionate about translating our research and expertise into applications that can deliver solutions to industrial challenges in global food security, improving human, animal and plant health, and realising impact for charity, conservation and environmental sectors.

Earlham Enterprises Ltd is looking for two Non-Executive Directors to join and strengthen its Board and welcomes applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds, including:

Commercialisation and translation of research
IP management
Bioinformatics and computational biology
Agri-tech and agri-food sector
Biomedical and medtech sector

Previous experience as an executive or non-executive board member, or a member of a senior management team is desirable, along with commercial experience. Anyone who comes onto the Board will need to be highly experienced in their field of specialism, fiercely curious and engaged with what we do. You will help ensure that our strategy and governance is shaped in a way that furthers our research activities and realises its impact. You will be a credible leader and ambassador, and use strategic leadership skills, business acumen, together with integrity, to grow Earlham Enterprises Ltd.

You will need to be prepared to devote at least 10 days per year to the role.

Application Instructions: 

If you believe that you can make a significant contribution to Earlham Enterprises Ltd, and you can give the necessary commitment, please see the candidate brief on the application page.

Application is by CV and up to two-page supporting statement, which should be sent to by 12pm on Thursday 25 February 2021.

Interviews to take place Friday 12 March and Monday 15 March 2021.

Application Closing Date: 
25 February