Job Vacancy: Managing Director – MTIF, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

29 January 2019

Nottingham Trent University is currently in the process of developing its Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF). This dual site development will comprise a 2,500m2 new building at NTU Clifton and a 1,000m2 new building at the Boots Enterprise Zone. Both will be equipped with laboratories, clean rooms and specialist equipment, facilitating a collaborative innovation space in which dedicated staff will research and develop new products and services. The centre, due to open in August 2020, aims to develop close relationships with industry and to accelerate the development of a broad range of medical technologies, resulting in more products going to market and ultimately improving patient care.

This is a significant infrastructure and people investment, initially amounting to some £23m. It is part funded by The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2 LEP). NTU will be leading the project, working collaboratively with selected local strategic partners such as BioCity Group, Medilink East Midlands, CHEATA and the Derby and Nottingham NHS Trusts, in order to create an attractive service offering to industry players both local and international. MTIF will offer service features that can create benefits for companies of all sizes and will be an attractive development partner for Start-Ups, Small Medium Enterprises, and Large Enterprises who operate within the healthcare, life sciences, med-tech and pharma industries. The centre will have a strong focus on medical device development.

NTU is now seeking a Managing Director capable of delivering the MTIF goals in line with a 10-year business plan. Initially this will involve overseeing the build project, creating and growing the brand in the “eyes” of key stakeholder and potential clients, and recruiting the team that can deliver the plan. In the medium term, the MD will need to ensure MTIF is self-sustaining, with a focus on developing a breadth of academically focused early-stage research projects that capitalise on the research capabilities and talent that resides in NTU. Ultimately the MD will strive to develop novel products and services that can be transferred to industry and commercialised.

Reporting to NTU’s Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College Science & Technology, as well as the MTIF Project Board, the Managing Director’s role is crucial to enhancing relationships with industry and ensuring the centre is run professionally and efficiently to meet the expectation of industry partners.

Job reference: 05992
Location: Clifton Campus
Closing date: 17/02/2019
Salary: Competitive
Department: College of Science and Technology
School/Section: School of Science & Technology
Post Ref: S4786

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact Evelina Vancevica at Evolution Executive Search via emal at or call +44 141 248 2026.