Business Development and Operations Associate/Senior Associate

If you want to translate your scientific skills into a commercial role in an exciting fast-growing life sciences company this role is for you.

Exactmer is a rapidly growing life sciences company, dedicated to producing precision polymeric molecules with our patented Nanostar Sieving Technology. Using this disruptive new platform, we are creating exquisite synthetic and biological polymers, including oligonucleotides, mono-disperse polyethylene glycols (PEGs), ADC linkers, peptides and more……..most of them bound for use in medicines that enhance patient quality of life.

London-based, we are entering a rapid phase of growth and are seeking a self-starting, dynamic, flexible and committed individual to join our Business team. We are interested in outstanding individuals keen to work on creating long-term value for the business and ready to grow their skills and experience as the company grows.

You will work in two business areas:

  • Business Development– You will work on a wide range of customer and sponsor facing business development challenges. You will contribute to the preparation of commercial agreements and IP/contract negotiations. You will develop marketing materials and pitch decks for clients and sponsors, and you will help managing our marketing channels. You will identify relevant funding opportunities and you will build close working relationships with academic communities. You will support the team in the preparation of research grants. You will also work on financial forecasts and the development of financial scenarios for the company.
  • Business Operations– You will support company operations, including dealing with facilities matters such as leases and insurance. You will support the project management of research grants including preparing and submitting financial claims, supporting financial audits and preparing project reports and presentations for the sponsors. You will also support the company operations generally including the recruitment of new team members when required.

Candidates should have a scientific background (chemistry/biochemistry/biology/chemical engineering/biophysics preferred) preferably with a PhD; an ambition to develop and use business and operational skills, and a desire to learn fast about many different aspects of a fast-growing company. Experience of business, finance, project management or grant and contract preparation would be valued and we are open to candidates at different career stages. We offer an attractive remuneration package.

A degree of flexibility will be required, but in the first instance the candidate will be expected to work from home and at least 2 days per week from the office.

To find out more, contact us on To apply, send us your 2-page CV and a letter covering your background and interest in this role. We will be continuously reviewing applicants but prefer applications as soon as possible.