Dr. Burfoot is the Global Head of Research Procurement at Novartis. Based in Cambridge US at the Head Quarters of Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research. Research Procurement support all the activities at Novartis that involve lab consumables, lab services, lab equipment and maintenance, and scientific services provided through key strategic providers and CRO’s.
Dr. Burfoot has a scientific background in Immunogenetics from Oxford University, and a strong background in information and knowledge management in the Pharmaceutical industry, as well as an MBA with a focus on strategy. He has managed portfolio systems, business intelligence, bioinformatics and information management groups.
He has been working in science and research for over 30 years and in the Drug Discovery industry for over 25 years.