North London (relocating to Stevenage in early 2016)

Competitive Salary

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

How to apply

To apply please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you want to work for MRC Technology to: recruitment@tech.mrc.ac.uk or by post to Recruitment, MRC Technology, Lynton House, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LT (electronic applications preferred).

Central London

MRC Technology (MRCT) 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. MRC Technology bridges the gap between basic medical research and commercialisation, helping early discoveries progress to clinical application and has a proven track record in this area.

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 Therapeutics 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. 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 horisons.

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.

For further information visit: www.mrctechnology.org

 

Closing date: 5 May 2015

How to apply

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