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 current Milner Institute job opportunities below.


Business and Operations Manager (Fixed Term)

Working closely with the Deputy Director, the Business and Operations Manager will deliver and operationalise the Institute strategy. The role holder will advise senior staff on the planning and implementation of all financial, administrative, business and research strategies, and lead a team of support services staff. The postholder will support manage support services throughout the Institute so that this complex, cross-sector research establishment receives excellent service from its non-scientific staff, thus allowing it to deliver its core mission to transform pioneering science into therapies. This includes formulating and carrying out admin policy for the Centre for Pathway Analysis and companies and academics in residence, constantly updating and revising those systems, financial monitoring of grants and other income to report to the Governance Board, providing support to set up CDAs, MTAs and collaborations under the Milner Therapeutic Consortium, affiliation and third party occupancy agreements, completing the non-scientific aspects of funding applications, HR administration, including all aspects of appointing, responding to occupants of the Institute, managing a small team of support staff, overseeing the Institute building and responding to a multitude of different problems and queries.

Applicants must have significant experience of working in a senior administrative role, experience of making grant applications and managing finance and resources and HR and staff management experience. Experience of working with academics and senior staff in a research environment is essential (ideally cross sector). Candidates will have sound knowledge of Compliance and Health & Safety requirements associated with a research environment, plus significant and demonstrable financial competence. The ability to both lead and develop, and work as part of a team, is crucial, and candidates will be comfortable with providing advice and good counsel to senior staff, speaking in meetings and taking operational lead on matters.

Please note that interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday 30th June and Wednesday 1st July 2020, most likely virtually, but depending on the situation at the time.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

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

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