Chief Executive Officer

Ref: 4543

The Institute of Cancer Research

London, UK

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Role Managed by:

Micah Coston

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 207 340 6281


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 15/04/2020

Formal Interview Date: June 2020

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), is a college of the University of London and one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than a century. The ICR’s mission is to make the discoveries that defeat cancer, and its scientists and clinicians work every day to make a real impact on cancer patients’ lives. The ICR is ranked as the UK's leading academic research centre, and our unique partnership with The Royal Marsden Hospital enables an integrated 'bench-to-bedside' approach to research that places our comprehensive cancer centre in the top four worldwide.

The ICR is now seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the CEO has overall responsibility for all aspects of the ICR's research, learning and teaching, and operations. The CEO will be an internationally distinguished cancer scientist and inspirational leader with the vision and drive to lead the ICR through its next phase of development as a world-class research organisation.

The CEO will be responsible for devising and delivering an ambitious future strategy for the ICR, building on its current strengths, and creating new opportunities for the Institute to achieve the highest levels of scientific excellence and greatest patient benefit. The successful candidate will have extensive experience of successfully working with and influencing a wide range of stakeholders. S/he will also have the commercial acumen, leadership experience, and ambassadorial skills to establish and maintain strong working relationships across the organisation, as well as with external partners, ensuring that the ICR continues to be one of the leading cancer centres in the world.

The closing date for applications is at midday (GMT) on Wednesday 15th April. Final stage interviews will take place in late June 2020.

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