North London (relocating to Stevenage in early 2016)
MRC Technology (www.mrctechnology.org) is an independent life science medical research charity, offering professional services to organisations within the academic, charity, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors globally. Services include IP management and research and development for diagnostics, small molecules and therapeutic antibodies. We bridge the gap between basic medical research and commercialisation, helping early discoveries progress to clinical application.
An exciting position has opened up within MRC Technology’s ICT group providing support for the Centre for Therapeutics Discovery unit, who will be relocating from our current location in North London to a “state of the art” facility on the Stevenage BioCatalyst site within the next 12 months.
This role will provide IT services and support for our Biology, Antibody and Chemistry groups, who take novel academic targets and generate lead stage small molecules and therapeutic antibodies for indications with unmet medical needs. We have a proven track record in partnering our assets with pharma and biotech companies; 4 of our projects have led to approved drugs (Tysabri®, Actemera®,Entyvio®,Keytruda®) and we have a strong pipeline in development.
You will have experience working closely with discovery scientists within the pharmaceutical sector and industry standard application suites, notably, IDBS Activity Base and Biovia (Accelrys) Pipeline Pilot.
The role offers opportunities for the successful candidate to develop their IT and project management skills through lifecycle management of the scientific toolkit, enhancing the CTD application portfolio through development, standardisation and management of experimental raw data. As part of the ICT service desk team you will also provide support for the office based services and staff.
Educated to at least a first degree in a scientific discipline, the role is ideally suited for an experienced scientist looking to transition from the bench, whilst remaining within a research environment. Your experience and transferable skills will allow you to act as the conduit between the scientific domain and ICT to ensure that the software portfolio and business processes support the needs of our company at all stages of the pipeline in delivering therapies.
Your salary will be determined by qualifications and experience. In addition MRCT offers a Defined Contribution pension scheme, Private Health Insurance, a flexible benefits scheme and 31 days paid holiday per year.
Closing date: TBC