Aurum Biosciences

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Aurum Biosciences seeks Executive Chair

NHS Scotland spin-out company Aurum Biosciences is seeking to appoint a new Chair as the company enters an exciting new stage in its development.

Aurum is gearing up to start its first phase 2 study in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke patients with its lead product ABL-101, which was discovered from technology coming out of the NHS. A major advance in Aurum’s manufacturing strategy is underway, and the company is also seeking corporate partnerships, and is in the process of raising new investment to fund the next studies on this condition.

Business angel syndicate TRICAPITAL led the initial funding round in 2015, bringing together private investment from the UK and USA, alongside Scottish Enterprise’s Scottish Investment Bank and The Wellcome Trust. During the last 3 years, the company has made major advances under the current leadership, and is now looking to strengthen the team with the appointment of a new Chair.

Aurum Executive Chair profile

The ideal candidate will have the following profile:

  • At least 15 years in senior management positions within pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology companies
  • At least one previous private equity-backed Board leadership position
  • Proven commercial and product development success
  • Experience of raising venture capital or other types of private investment
  • Experience and proven success in negotiating licensing deals between pharma/biotech companies for novel pharmaceutical products
  • Excellent contacts within the global pharma/biotech fields
  • An understanding of the economic drivers of biotech firms and an appreciation of the typical finances of such companies
  • A first degree in a scientific discipline, most likely a biological or medical degree, would be an advantage, as would a background in or knowledge of neurology.

An appropriate incentive arrangement will be agreed with the successful candidate.

How to apply

Please apply to Jim McGuire (CEO) at, enclosing CV and covering letter explaining your interest in and suitability for the role.

To find out more about this exciting company and ABL-101, visit the Aurum Biosciences website.