Central London

MRC Technology (MRCT) is a technology transfer organisation responsible for adding commercial value to cutting edge scientific discoveries through strategic patent protection, creative licensing of intellectual property (IP), partnered research or further scientific development and also runs one of the largest academic drug discovery groups in the UK. 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 commercial drivers 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 as a maternity cover with the potential that this could become a permanent role. You will 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.

MRCT offers a defined contribution pension scheme, private health insurance and other flexible benefits along with 31 days paid holiday per year.

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

How to apply

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

Closing date: 22nd April 2014