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 our working culture, we would love to hear from you. Email hr@milner.cam.ac.uk.

Join the Milner Therapeutics Institute Team

MTI Consortium Manager (Temporary Cover)

The Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI) is a purpose-built research Institute within the School of Biological Sciences and School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. The overarching vision of the MTI is to convert pioneering science into therapies. The MTI is breaking new ground in academic/industry interactions and has created a world-leading model of start-ups, academics and pharma companies working side by side at the bench.

The Institute houses: The Centre for Pathway Analysis, Frame Shift bio-incubator and the Joint AstraZeneca-Cancer Research Horizons Functional Genomics Centre. Within the Milner’s own Centre for Pathway Analysis, our research focus is target validation through artificial intelligence, machine-learning, functional genomics and tool compound analyses. Our aim is to investigate and validate signatures of disease to uncover new high confidence targets for drug discovery.

The Institute is also the global headquarters for the Milner Therapeutics Consortium and Global Alliance, which consists of 90 organisations and connects academia and industry to enable collaborative research. Our events programme to facilitate interactions across this network includes an annual Symposium that has grown to over 650 attendees, monthly seminars and bespoke workshops.

The Milner Consortium Manager is a critical position focused on developing the overall strategy and profile of the Milner Therapeutics Consortium, thereby contributing to the overall success and vision of the Milner Therapeutics Institute.

The role holder will report to the Head of Partnerships and Alliance and will be responsible for driving new research collaborations of the 11 Consortium companies with the academic community at the University, Babraham Institute and Wellcome Sanger Institute. They will deliver an annual call for Consortium research proposals, and administer and manage projects arising from this call. This will include developing and running the process for project calls under the Consortium, project set-up, liaison with the Research Operations Office to put contracts in place and supporting researchers throughout this process.

They will work closely with the Milner team and Innovation Board to lead a strategy for prioritising research topics in proposal calls and identify opportunities for aligning these with research strengths of the local academic community. The role holder will advise Consortium companies throughout the year in identifying researchers working in areas of interest, to mediate introductions and gauge opportunities for potential research collaborations. They will take a proactive approach in facilitating introductions and apply a broad expertise in biomedical research to lead the discussion effectively between parties to initiate new collaborative projects.

This is a nine month fixed term contract to provide temporary cover. Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Alison Schuldt, Head of Partnerships and Alliance at Alison.Schuldt@milner.cam.ac.uk (www.milner.cam.ac.uk) or HR at HR@milner.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PR33147 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

For more information about this role and the further particulars, please follow the link here.

Join the Frame Shift Teams

Lead Bioinformatics Scientist, 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. Enhanc3D Genomics is an innovative and dynamic company with diverse and highly engaged staff, who believe in fostering great teamwork to maximise collective skills and experience.

Role Profile
Enhanc3D Genomics are looking for a forward thinking, enthusiastic, highly motivated senior level Lead Bioinformatics Scientist to build out the analysis and interpretation function tackling complex data science across the spectrum of EG’s R&D. Enthusiasm and passion to solve research problems combining data science, machine learning and team synergy are key to this role.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in a quantitative discipline that will cover domains such as biostatistics, bioinformatics and machine learning. Previous experience and domain knowledge in target or biomarker discovery would be highly advantageous to function in this role. Further, experience in team management and reporting to executive management would make for a strong candidate.

You should be an organised professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, enabling you tosuccessfully operate in a business environment where confidentiality and discretion are paramount.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead on bioinformatics, biostatistics and visualisation programmes
  • Develop innovative strategies for EG’s target discovery / biomarker discovery programmes, including assessment, benchmarking and theoretical development of EG’s statistical algorithms and methodology, as well as contribute to efficient computational implementations.
  • Contribute and oversee scientific design both for technology development and biological insight end-points
  • Produce professional reporting outputs for internal research and external collaborations.
  • Work across teams and proactively engage in knowledge sharing and peer support, including training
  • Line management

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

 

Office Manager/PA, 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 Profile

Enhanc3D Genomics is looking for a forward-thinking, enthusiastic, highly motivated Office Manager/PA to join the team. Enthusiasm and passion to deliver are key to this role. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a fast-paced innovative environment.

The ideal candidate will be an organised and competent professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, enabling you to successfully operate in a start-up business environment where confidentiality and discretion are of paramount importance. A can-do attitude is a must.

Key Accountabilities

  • PA for the CEO and Management team
  • Managing company correspondence, including phone calls, emails, letters and packages
  • Responsible for board arrangements: meetings, travelling and document packs
  • Managing the reception area and receipt of deliveries
  • Managing inventory of office supplies, including stationery and multimedia equipment to ensure smooth office operations
  • Organising and managing company events
  • Identifying issues around the office and able to find a solution, whether that be IT or building
  • Be first point of contact for the management of all associated office contracts, including cleaning, PAT testing and maintenance contracts; first point of contact with the landlord’s management company
  • Be a thought leader at Enhanc3D Genomics – predict future areas of growth/change and show how it can be applied to EG
  • Developing, implementing and reviewing current processes for administration and improving/optimising them
  • Work across departments and proactively engage in knowledge sharing and peer support
  • Champion H&S and quality compliance within the team
  • Flexibility to perform other duties which may be required

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

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a covering letter to Ann Rone at arone@enhanc3dgenomics.com

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

Finance Manager (part time), 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.

Enhanc3D Genomics has recently completed its Series A funding round and is setting up its operations and laboratory in new premises on St John’s Innovation Park.

Role Profile

Enhanc3D Genomics is looking for a forward-thinking, enthusiastic, highly motivated Finance Manager to join the team. Enthusiasm and passion to deliver are key to this role. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a fast-paced innovative environment. The role is expected to be 20 hours per week.

You will be an organised and competent professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, enabling you to successfully operate in a start-up business environment and able to fulfil your role independently.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure that all financial policies and procedures meet statutory requirements.
  • Monitor compliance with the company’s financial regulations and procurement policy, introduce robust business systems which comply with the accounting requirements and meet the needs of the company
  • Prepare budgets.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts
  • Work with the auditors on the preparation of the statutory accounts
  • Provide reports and management accounts to the Board and CFO
  • Advise with financial matters in relation to capital projects.
  • Maintain all financial records and improve financial processes to minimise any administrative burden.
  • Maintain the online banking system with suitable controls, input and authorise payments in line with the agreed limits.
  • Undertake credit control
  • Ensure outsourcing arrangements are monitored and liaise with the current service provider regarding financial matters
  • Provide commercial input to all contracts including negotiation with suppliers
  • Oversee the financial administration of new starters, leavers along with monthly payroll contract changes.
  • Opportunity to have a broader remit alongside the financial function

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

Head of Biology / Discovery Director, 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 Profile

Enhanc3D Genomics is looking for a forward-thinking, enthusiastic, highly motivated Head of Biology/ Discovery Director to join the team. Cross-functional work and a keen interest in immunology /immune-related target discovery are key to this role. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of cell assays, reviewing biology pathways, ideally target discovery together with strong communication skills and desire to work cross-functionally in a fast-paced innovative environment.

Enhanc3D Genomics is looking for an outstanding individual who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients. Working at Enhanc3D means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and collaborate together to make the impossible a reality. We bring new kinds of teams together across technical and business expertise to pursue discoveries beyond envisioning.

A can-do attitude is a must.

Key Accountabilities

  • The individual will work closely with data science teams to maximise the potential of the platform to power novel target discovery insights
  • Provide expert scientific leadership and technical expertise across a range of immunological/immune-related systems and their translational relevance to the clinic e.g. selection of disease relevant cell types, disease models, target or biomarker discovery, etc.
  • Advise the development EG immunological and immune-related data packages through maintaining an in-depth, up-to-date understanding of fundamentals of immune biology
  • Working in collaboration with partner organisations, EG bioinformatic and lab teams to ensure assay cascades are relevant, reliable and efficient, and developing new project proposals for partner organisations
  • Lead and design cell-based assessment for small molecule drug discovery projects targeting immunological mechanisms in autoimmune, inflammatory and oncology indications
  • Providing expert technical and scientific input to drug discovery projects with focus on inflammatory and autoimmune indications, as a subject matter expert
  • Reviewing molecular targets identified using the proprietary platform and prioritising based on likely impact on serious disease, biological feasibility, tractability (NBE, NCE or oligonucleotide modalities), commercial environment and novelty of insight
  • Exploring literature and linking with key opinion leaders (where required) to develop detailed plans for validation of molecular target role in disease
  • Design and execution of appropriate therapeutics screening cascade through to candidate identification
  • S/he will ensure sound intellectual property and other product protection strategies in place for each therapeutic programme

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