CAREERS

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. It is currently based at the Gurdon Institute and will move into new purpose built drug discovery laboratories on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in October 2018. The Institute is surrounded by a global therapeutic alliance of 65 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.

Please see below for a list of our current vacancies.

Drug Discovery Programme Manager

We are seeking to recruit a Drug Discovery Programme Manager to develop and lead the drug discovery portfolio at the Milner Therapeutics Institute. The role holder will be responsible for initiating, directing and managing the drug discovery portfolio of the MTI across all therapeutic areas. They will provide scientific and technical leadership for all internal research projects and make decisions with the Executive Board on whether projects should continue or not. The post holder will be expected to use their know-how to identify translational research projects with high likelihood of success, work with senior academics across the University of Cambridge and specify the key experiments that would need to be carried out to validate the research and deliver results that will improve and impact drug discovery.

The Drug Discovery Programme Manager will also work with the pharmaceutical partners in the Milner Therapeutics Consortium to identify research areas suitable for precompetitive research and develop projects that align with the facilities and expertise in the Milner research laboratories. Over the next 1-3 years the Drug Discovery Programme Manager will be expected to work with the Executive Board to grow the research team to capacity (10-15 research scientists). The role holder will be tasked with fundraising for the Milner drug discovery programme, negotiating the terms and conditions of engagement and delivering the projects.

Applicants must have a PhD and experience of postdoctoral research at the level of Research Associate, or equivalent experience. Successful candidates will have experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech environment including management of drug discovery R&D projects. They must also be able to demonstrate their potential to lead and manage a group of scientists.

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Milner Therapeutics Institute Facility Co-ordinator

The Technical Officer will be responsible for setting up and managing all technical resources within the MTI to ensure the research within the Institute is delivered effectively. The role holder will be fundamental in setting up the equipment and facilities for the MTI. On opening in October 2018, the role holder will work with the Drug Discovery Manager to provide technical support to all academic and industry researchers in the MTI. The MTI will consist of 55 bench scientists when at full capacity working on disease models, technology platforms and drug targets.

The overall role purpose is to provide high level method development, equipment construction and testing service within the MTI in order to support the efficient and effective delivery of research projects.

Applicants must have a degree in relevant research area/level 6 vocational qualification or an equivalent level of practical experience. Experience of dealing with a variety of research projects, communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences and implementing health and safety requirements within a research environment is essential. Successful candidates will have good knowledge of mathematical analysis software, the ability to operate specialist experimental equipment and strong written and verbal communication skills.

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