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Entrepreneur with Commercial Experience Sought

Do you want to play a key role in the next microbiome-related spin-out from APC Microbiome Ireland?

APC Microbiome Ireland is seeking an individual with a commercial background to lead the development of a new venture in the field of high-end microbiome analytics for academia and industry globally, based on expertise developed in the APC Sequencing and BioInformatics Platforms. Suitable applicants should have significant commercial and entrepreneurial experience in the Life Sciences, and ideally be willing to take a managerial role in the spin-out company.

APC Microbiome Ireland is a flagship Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre which explores the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Over the last 15 years, the APC has established itself as a global leader global in microbiome research, with several landmark discoveries and over 2000 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, generating many journal covers and associated editorials. In an independent bibliometric review of APC peer-reviewed publications, APC ranked #4 for microbiome research globally, and was ranked #1 for probiotic research and bacteriocin research and #5 for gut related diseases. In the last 5 years competitive research funding won from both national and international funding agencies has totalled over €70 million, with an additional €25 million from industry collaborations, and the APC has spun out 3 companies that now employ 40 researchers –  http://apc.ucc.ie/industry/spinout/

A request for tenders has been published with all the relevant details with a deadline of 28th August. If this opportunity appeals to you, please log in/register at www.etenders.gov.ie  – ref 138065 – direct link https://bit.ly/2nzb7Cm