CAREERS

We are building an experienced and diverse team, where individuality is celebrated, good working culture is prioritised, and team members can learn and progress.  We are seeking to grow our team by finding people who share our vision and want to help us bring discoveries to life.

We’re part of the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge, located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Our Institute provides a unique working environment, with start-up businesses, academics and pharma companies working side by side across office and laboratory space.

Our current vacancies are listed below. If you have questions about any of our roles, or want to know more about how our working culture, we would love to hear from you. Email hr@milner.cam.ac.uk.

Join the Milner Therapeutics Institute Team

Senior Research Technician

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Senior Research Technician to provide experimental support and training to researchers within the Milner’s Centre for Pathway Analysis (CPA).

Based in the growing experimental group of the CPA, you will play a central role providing highly technical support to the team, ensuring the smooth running of the laboratory and providing essential cell culture maintenance support. In addition to experimental support, this role will involve the management of laboratory consumable budgets, will oversee laboratory documentation and databases and ensure safe and efficient working practices are maintained within the laboratory. The role will also support the appointed biological safety officer with all matters relating to Biological Safety.

This exciting new role will join our growing and strategic team facilitating and supporting cutting edge research. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level/level 6 vocational qualification or have the equivalent level of practical experience. They will have practical experience of specialist laboratory activities and equipment, and demonstrate a high degree of precision and accuracy. Knowledge in a biological/chemistry related subject is required, with specialist knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations desirable. More detailed information on the requirements of the role can be found on the further particulars.

Please note that interviews for this post will be held on Monday 18th July.

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Milner HR team hr@milner.cam.ac.uk, please quote reference PR31710 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

To read more and apply, click here.

Head of Entrepreneurship

The Head of Entrepreneurship is an exciting and challenging new role at the Milner Therapeutics Institute. We are looking for an outstanding individual with excellent communication skills to develop and expand our Frame-Shift bio-incubator program.

The Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI) is a cross-sector research Institute located in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The overarching vision of the MTI is to convert pioneering science into benefits for patients. The Institute provides a unique working environment, with start-ups, academics and pharma companies working side by side at the bench. We are building an experienced and diverse in-house team, where individuality is celebrated, good working culture is prioritised, and team members can learn and progress.

The MTI provides a fertile environment for start-ups in its bio-incubator space (Frame-Shift), it is the base on the Biomedical Campus for the Cambridge Healthcare Accelerator (Start Codon) and also provides oversight and management of Bio-Spark, a new entrepreneurial fellowship programme at the University of Cambridge. There are currently 9 start-up companies embedded in the MTI and a rich pipeline of companies awaiting space.

The Head of Entrepreneurship is a senior, strategic position and the role holder will play a key role on the Executive team, developing effective approaches for managing and evolving the incubator space and providing support for start-ups at the MTI. They will secure new strategic partners and be responsible for attracting funding to deliver the incubation and entrepreneurship programmes at the MTI.

Applicants must have experience of initiating and facilitating research programmes and/or entrepreneurship programmes and of building and maintaining partnerships across academia and business sectors. The candidate will be a self-starter able to take the initiative to enhance the impact of business partnerships and have a well-developed understanding of research and knowledge exchange, ideally with experience in the start-up/biotech sector.

Please note that the first interview stage for this post will be held online on the 7th or 8th July and the second stage will be held in person on the 13th July.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Kathryn Chapman, Deputy Director of the Milner Therapeutics Institute at klc53@cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR31705 in any correspondence about this vacancy.

To read more and apply, click here.

 

Join the Frame Shift Teams

Scientist, Enhanc3D Genomics

About Enhanc3D Genomics
Enhanc3D Genomics is a functional genomics spinout company from the Babraham Institute (Cambridge, UK) leveraging a disruptive technology to profile three-dimensional (3D) genome folding at high resolution. Understanding DNA organisation and long-distance interactions allows to link gene enhancers and non-coding genetic variants to their target genes and holds promise to unlock disease-related genetics for therapeutic discovery.

Role Description
Enhanc3D Genomics are looking for a forward-thinking, enthusiastic, highly motivated laboratory-based Scientist to join the technology team currently developing cutting-edge technologies to assay 3D genomic conformations. Enthusiasm and passion to deliver a high-quality finished product are keys to this role. The ideal candidate will have a desire to work in the laboratory, running samples and developing cutting-edge technologies for therapeutic discoveries. They will have expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques, ideally including next-generation sequencing, epigenetics and data analysis, as well as a strong desire to work in a fast-paced and stimulating environment.

You will be involved in collaborative projects with academic and commercial research groups to deliver high-quality data reports and develop technologies and ideas, contributing to our IP portfolio. You will be flexible and keen to support the technology development while championing quality in all aspects of your work.

You will be an organised and competent professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, enabling you to successfully operate in a business environment where confidentiality and discretion are of paramount importance.

To download further particulars for this role, please click here.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a covering letter to hr@enhanc3dgenomics.com

Visit the Enhanc3D website at http://enhanc3dgenomics.com

Bioinformatics Engineer, Enhanc3D Genomics

About Enhanc3D Genomics
Enhanc3D Genomics is a functional genomics spinout company from the Babraham Institute (Cambridge, UK) leveraging a disruptive technology to profile three-dimensional (3D) genome folding at high resolution. Understanding DNA organisation and long-distance interactions allows to link gene enhancers and non-coding genetic variants to their target genes and holds promise to unlock disease-related genetics for therapeutic discovery.Role Description
We are looking for a Software/Data Engineer who can develop, harden and support the Enhanc3D data and technology platform.  The ideal candidate is someone with a strong background in data management and software development, and experience with bioinformatics workflows in a genomics environment.

 

Key accountabilities:

  • Create, organise and administer data and bioinformatics pipelines
  • Review software architecture, design and code written by other members of the team and take a technical lead role for one or more features.
  • Produce high quality code, including automated testing following coding best practices, and leading on code and data reviews.
  • Drive efficiencies in software development processes and tooling
  • Ensure that implemented solutions adhere to the various standards and accreditations required for both laboratory practice and software delivery
  • Implement software solutions for high-throughput genome analysis and interpretation
  • Optimisation of cloud computing resources
  • Stay at the cutting edge of software development and bioinformatics
  • Recommend best practice in development procedures.
  • Manage cloud computing resources and continue to build out our IaC capability
  • Support and interact with data scientists and laboratory staff as required
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To download further particulars for this role, please click here.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a covering letter to hr@enhanc3dgenomics.com

Visit the Enhanc3D website at http://enhanc3dgenomics.com

 

 

Join the Astrazeneca – Cancer Research Horizons Functional Genomics Centre Team

 

Scientist

Cancer Research Horizons is now recruiting for a laboratory-based positions at Scientist grade within the CRISPR screening team at the Functional Genomics Centre (FGC).  The FGC was established in 2019 as a collaboration between AstraZeneca and Cancer Research UK to build a centre focused on developing and applying genetic screening in the field of oncology.

This role offers the unique opportunity to be part of an exciting team, operating at the forefront of research and technology development, gaining experience across the breadth of CRISPR screening whilst it is being applied to clinically actionable programs.  These roles require strong team players with excellent communication and organisational skills who are able to work independently and collaboratively to deliver on specific project goals and deadlines.

Please contact David Walter with any questions: David.walter@cancer.org.uk

For more details and to apply, follow this link.