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HR Advisor (Fixed Term)

Would you enjoy a varied and fast-paced HR role at the heart of a world leading scientific Research Institute embedded in the University of Cambridge? We are looking for the right person to become an integral part of our administration team.

The successful candidate will provide a comprehensive HR service to the Institute; developing, implementing and maintaining an effective HR strategy, ensuring the aims of the Institute are met, and that University HR policy and best practice are followed at all times.

We are seeking to appoint someone who can demonstrate significant experience of working professionally in HR, ideally in Higher Education, including experience of managing complex and sensitive personal issues.

Reporting to and working closely with the Administration and Operations Manager, the post will be supported by an HR Administrator and sits in a friendly core administration team who work closely together to facilitate all operational aspects of running the Institute. The job will require regular interaction with a whole range of staff, students and visitors.

The highest level of interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as well as a problem-solving approach, and an eye for detail. Strong oral and written skills are required as well as an ability to work flexibly, prioritise your workload and meet fixed deadlines.

You will work effectively and efficiently to manage all aspects of this role, including line management. We are looking for someone who can work confidentially, operating with tact and discretion, who is reliable and calm under pressure. This interesting role offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to play a key part within the professional services team at the Institute.

Applicants should be educated to first degree level and hold a level 5 CIPD qualification, or similar.

The Institute currently has a hybrid working approach, however there is an expectation that the postholder will be on-site for a minimum of two days per week.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2023 in the first instance.

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 hope to hold interview on 15th / 16th December 2022.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy, as they are underrepresented within this staff group in the Institute.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV (including the names of two people who can provide a letter of reference) in the Upload section of the online application.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact hr@gurdon.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PR34250 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Media/Glasswashing Technician

This is an exciting opportunity for a Media/Glasswashing Technician to complement our existing conscientious, technical support team at the Gurdon Institute. The team prepares media and provides glass washing support for the research groups at the Institute. This job involves the preparation of research media and solutions, washing and sterilizing of re-usable glassware using glass washing equipment and autoclaves. checking and maintaining stock levels of sterile glass and plasticware and associated consumables.

The post holder is required to interact well with others, be helpful and flexible and to work carefully to set standards. Previous experience of media preparation or glass washing in a laboratory environment would be preferable but not essential.

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

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2023 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process please contact hr@gurdon.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PR33820 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Senior Research Associate

This Senior Research Associate (SRA) position is a new and exciting role at the Milner Therapeutics Institute at the University of Cambridge. The Institute acts as a catalyst and driver to unlock the power of emerging discoveries through the formation of dynamic partnerships between academia and industry. The Milner Therapeutics Institute is leading the way by breaking the mould in terms of how academia and industry interact. We have two parallel paths to developing therapeutics: we connect researchers with pharma companies, and we connect entrepreneurs with investors to form new start-ups some of which we house within the Frame Shift bio-incubator. The Milner Therapeutics Institute is a buoyant, vibrant and fast-paced environment in which to work and is ideal for those who thrive in the face of change.

The Senior Research Associate will lead the Target Discovery Research Team, who are part of the Drug Discovery Programme at the Milner Therapeutics Institute. This team is working to develop and use primary tissue, iPSC and complex co-culture models for use in functional genomic screens to enable target ID and validation. In addition, the role holder will be actively involved in the development and running of an arrayed screening platform and projects on behalf of the Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI). This will include working with local, national and international academics and with a number of industry parties.

The role holder will report into the Interim Deputy Director in the first instance, and (once appointed) to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the timely delivery of research projects, including project management, trouble shooting in the laboratory and reporting to third parties. The successful candidate will also input into strategies to develop functional genomics at the Milner through developing personal research plans and grant applications; developing collaborations with academics and clinicians; and interactions with industry and with Milner Therapeutics Consortium partners. The Senior Research Associate will also work with the CRUK Cambridge Centre (CCC) to ensure that relevant research is advanced in the MTI to accelerate oncology drug discovery and development.

This role would be suitable for an experienced laboratory-based scientist who is looking to transition into a more managerial role, splitting their time between laboratory-based work and office-based line management and project development.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For an informal discussion, please contact Nicola McCarthy Interim Deputy Director, njm34@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PR33598 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our dynamic group investigating mitochondrial genetics and function. The candidate will mainly use biochemical and genetic approaches to dissect machinery involved in mitochondrial DNA transmission and maintenance.

You must be ambitious and able to work independently. Applicants should have, or will soon have, a PhD in biochemistry or molecular biology with a basic knowledge on mitochondrial biology. A working experience in protein purification, protein interaction assays and cell fractionation are a strong advantage. Experience with lipidomics, bioinformatics analysis, and Drosophila work would be desirable, but not necessary. This position will be supervised by Dr Hansong Ma at the Gurdon Institute.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2024 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV (including the names of two people who can provide a letter of reference) in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline why you are interested in the post.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process please contact hr@gurdon.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PR33663 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Executive Director

The Executive Director is a new and exciting role at the Milner Therapeutics Institute at the University of Cambridge. The Institute acts as a catalyst and driver to unlock the power of emerging discoveries through the formation of dynamic partnerships between academia and industry. The Milner Therapeutics is leading the way by breaking the mould in terms of how academia and industry interact. We have two parallel paths to developing therapeutics: we connect researchers with pharma companies, and we connect entrepreneurs with investors to form new start-ups. The Milner Therapeutics Institute is a buoyant, vibrant and fast-paced environment in which to work and is ideal for those who thrive in the face of change.

The Executive Director will be a dynamic, innovative and experienced leader who will develop, lead and deliver the Institutes ambitious vision and strategy to transform pioneering science into therapies. The Executive Director will provide strategic oversight and management of the Institute's scientific research programme, the outreach programme and the physical Institute. This includes oversight and management of the Centre for Pathway Analysis (our computational and experimental target discovery research programme), the partnerships and alliance programme, Frame- Shift Bioincubator, Connect: Health Tech, Bio-Spark and all business and operations for the Milner Therapeutics Institute. The role includes responsibility for running the Institute and fund-raising to financially maintain the Institute, including running costs, salaries, equipment and growth of the scientific research programme. An important part of the role is creating cultural change throughout the University of Cambridge, raising awareness of the value and impact of industry-academic collaboration. This includes through the Milner Therapeutics Institute Consortium-a Consortium which brings together 11 pharmaceutical companies and 3 academic institutions to collaborate on research projects related to targets, technologies and therapeutics areas. The successful candidate will understand the needs and priorities of the pharmaceutical industry and have a keen understanding of academic research that has potential to be translated into drug discovery pipelines. The role-holder will be required to represent the Institute and the University internally and externally bringing together senior industry executives, clinicians and researchers across all Schools and disciplines at the University.

The Executive Director will need to demonstrate outstanding scientific and strategic leadership to develop and deliver the overall research strategy of the Milner Therapeutics Institute. This requires working with the Head of Schools and Pro-Vice-Chancellors to ensure that the Institute adds value to the academic Institution; that appropriate Governance is in place for the Institute and all its initiatives; and that the Milner vision and strategy is aligned with the University.

This is an incredibly rewarding role working at the interface between academia and industry and is enhanced by working with the Milner teams: a diverse group of researchers, senior managers, communication and events professionals, business operations, HR administration and facilities/ technical staff.

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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For an informal discussion, including how to apply, please contact Zoe Robson on zoe@baileyfisher.com.

Please quote reference PR33456 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Senior Research Technician (Fixed Term)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Senior Research Technician to provide cell culture and other experimental support researchers within the Milner's Centre for Pathway Analysis (CPA).

The Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI) is a purpose-built research Institute at the University of Cambridge, located on the Cambridge Biomedical Research Campus, within the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre built in 2019. The overarching vision of the MTI is to harness academic excellence to accelerate the drug development process and convert pioneering science into novel therapies. The Institute provides a unique working environment, with start-ups, academics and pharma companies working side by side at the bench. Working across multiple therapeutic areas, it has one of the largest concentrations of expertise in functional genomics at the University, with access to a breadth of expertise in technical development and screening across academia and industry.

Based in the growing experimental group of the CPA, you will play a central role providing highly technical support to the team, ensuring the smooth running of the laboratory and providing essential cell culture maintenance support. In addition to experimental support, this role will involve the management of laboratory consumable budgets, will oversee laboratory documentation and databases and ensure safe and efficient working practices are maintained within the laboratory, providing training to others where needed. The role will also support the appointed biological safety officer with all matters relating to Biological Safety.

This exciting new role will join our growing and strategic team facilitating and supporting cutting edge research. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level/level 6 vocational qualification or have the equivalent level of practical experience. They will have practical experience of specialist laboratory activities and equipment and demonstrate a high degree of precision and accuracy. Knowledge in a biological/chemistry related subject is required, with specialist knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations desirable. More detailed information on the requirements of the role can be found on the further particulars.'

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Interviews will be held on the 12th October.

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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Milner HR Team hr@milner.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR31710 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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.

Applicants should possess a PhD in biomedical sciences and experience of postdoctoral research at the level of Research Associate, or extensive equivalent experience. They will possess experience in scientific project management, budgetary management and experience convening and organising meetings. Knowledge of how scientific projects work, especially in the area of translational work, is highly beneficial. The ideal role holder will possess sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in biomedical research to help develop research objectives, projects and proposals. They should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and be confident in dealing with individuals at all levels of seniority.

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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.