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.

Current opportunities are listed below. Please email with questions or queries. 

Research Assistant/Associate

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Research Associate to work within the experimental group of the Milner Therapeutics Institute’s Centre for Pathway Analysis (CPA).

Based in the experimental group of the CPA, you will be working on a range of projects spanning target identification, hit confirmation and target validation across a range of therapeutic areas such as oncology, fibrosis, inflammatory, immune and cardiovascular diseases. The overarching goal will be to develop improved, disease-relevant cell models which can be applied for the benefit of discovery research. Experience with specialist tissue culture (e.g. primary cells, stem cells, co-cultures, 3D assays) and relevant techniques is essential, along with expertise in at least one of the above mentioned therapeutic areas. Prior expertise in the use of organoid models, CRISPR, flow cytometry or imaging is highly desirable. Knowledge of bioinformatics is not essential but will be reviewed favorably.

In this role, you will work closely with the experimental team and the computational biology team to continue to integrate computational and experimental research within the Milner Therapeutics Institute and will also be involved with collaborative projects both within and outside of the University. You will contribute to the strategic direction and set standards for the research programs led by the Principal Investigator.

The ideal candidate will be educated to PhD level in Biological Sciences (candidates in the process of submitting their PhD thesis or awaiting degree conferral will be also considered). Candidates should be highly experienced in cell culture (including stem cell culture, primary cells, 3D assays) and molecular biology techniques and will possess knowledge of genome editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas systems. 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 23rd and 24th February depending on the COVID-19 situation, interviews may be held virtually.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Milner HR ( 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.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department/institution/Faculty/School/University.

Please quote reference PR29771 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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