MRC Technology (MRCT) is an independent life science medical research charity committed to drastically improving positive patient outcomes everywhere. As a champion for human health, MRCT partners with academic, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and charity organisations to move promising medical research forward into viable and accessible patient treatments. MRCT’s Centre for Therapeutic Discovery (CTD) has expertise in both small molecule and therapeutic antibody drug discovery and works to develop exciting new drugs for a broad range of unmet medical needs.

The Therapeutic Review Team provides a central resource for MRCT, researching and analysing the potential of new and existing biomedical opportunities. The main focus of the team is the critical evaluation of drug discovery projects for CTD. The team performs detailed scientific assessments as well as analysis of competition and intellectual property and performs an essential role in helping to shape CTD’s drug discovery pipeline.

We are looking for someone with a very strong biological research background to join the Therapeutics Review Team. You should be educated to PhD level, with evidence of an excellent academic background. You will welcome an intellectual challenge and will be able to quickly understand and critique scientific information. An ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment across a broad range of biomedical fields is essential.

Although a background in drug discovery is not necessary, you should have an interest in, and an appreciation of the factors that can influence success in drug discovery. You will be expected to interact credibly with leading experts, scientists and clinicians within academia and the pharmaceutical industry. You will be able to clearly present the strengths and weaknesses of biomedical opportunities and will have excellent communication and report writing skills. Experience of assessing commercial drivers in the biomedical field would be preferred but not necessary. You will be expected to learn quickly to understand MRCT’s processes for assessing competitive intelligence and the intellectual property landscape.

This is a stimulating job which offers an excellent opportunity for an intelligent and motivated individual to move away from bench-work and broaden their scientific horizons.

The position will involve frequent travel within the UK and occasionally abroad.

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.

MRCT is committed to the principles and practices of equal opportunities in employment and encouraging the establishment of a diverse workforce. This includes creating a culture that fully reflects its commitment to equal opportunities for all.

It is MRCT’s policy to employ individuals on the basis of their suitability for the work to be performed and their potential for development, regardless of age, sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to: recruitment@tech.mrc.ac.uk

For further information visit: www.mrctechnology.org

Closing date: 3 January 2017

How to apply

Email: recruitment@tech.mrc.ac.uk