We are seeking to build a team who share our vision and are passionate about the conversion of groundbreaking science into therapies.

The Milner Therapeutics Institute is part of the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and is dedicated to the conversion of ground breaking science into therapies. Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the institute is surrounded by a global therapeutic alliance of 74 SMEs, pharma companies, academic institutions and venture capital firms. The drug discovery research group at the Milner will be working on pre-competitive projects in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and its own drug discovery portfolio.

You can find details of our current vacancies below.


Administrative and Personal Assistant (Fixed Term, Full-time or Part-time considered)

We are currently seeking to recruit an Administrative and Personal Assistant to support the setting up of the Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI). The MTI is a brand-new purpose-built research Institute (opened in September 2019) within the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. The overarching vision of the MTI is to convert pioneering science into therapies. The Institute delivers this through its aims to connect industry and academia, enable and drive collaborative research and accelerate therapeutic companies. The Institute houses the Centre for Pathway Analysis, AZ/CRUK joint Functional Genomics Centre and Cambridge Centre for Proteomics. The Centre for Pathway Analysis houses collaborative academic/industry research projects and generates its own drug discovery pipeline to translate academic research from the University of Cambridge.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to support the MTI operations team in providing a professional and welcoming first point of contact for general queries, meeting visitors, and providing general administrative support including diary management. The postholder will provide a basic secretarial/clerical service to the team in order to support the administration and smooth running of the function.

Applicants must have previous reception, secretarial or office experience, with experience of Microsoft Office packages and excellent attention to detail. Successful candidates will have good customer service, communication and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to deal appropriately with a wide range of people. They will also have excellent time management and prioritisation skills, and the ability to remain calm and professional whilst respecting confidentiality.

Please note that although this post is intended as full-time (36.5 hours per week), we will also consider part-time hours for the right candidate. Please state your preference within the ‘suitability for the role’ section of the application form.

To find out more details and to apply, click here.

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