Salary: £40,000 – £45,000 per annum plus bonus and package

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your communications skills at a leading medical research charity, encompassing both media relations and strategic communications initiatives.

We are looking for someone with experience of either pharma/biotech, life science, medical charities or technology sectors, though other sectors will be considered.

The role will involve communicating our work to a variety of audiences including, but not limited to, internal stakeholders, industry, the third sector, government and the wider public. You will also be responsible for our social media output.

Candidates with corporate communications or PR experience, working for a well-known PR agency or high profile in-house team are preferred.

The person will be a self-starter identifying media and communications opportunities to industry, partners and to the public. You will help position us as a thought leader on relevant issues and raise our profile to relevant sectors.

Importantly you will also be the internal communications lead to support the organisation, and with HR, to support staff engagement.

You will be able to work with stakeholders of all levels, across multiple organisations and need to express complex ideas succinctly. You need to have a natural rapport with people, be a team player and also able to work autonomously.

This role will be within a small team and be the driver for all PR and communications initiatives. You will utilise our PR agency to support activities.

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Central London    
Salary circa £37k    

MRC Technology 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.
As well as offering technology transfer services to the UK’s Medical Research Council the Company has recently broadened its activity to include helping other charitable and academic organisations (such as AICR) with IP management and commercial development of healthcare-related science, thus bringing valuable income back to the organisations to help fund further research.

MRCT is seeking an experienced Licensing and Agreements Officer to join the Intellectual Property and Licensing division.  You will participate in the preparation of a range of agreements covering licences, research collaborations, material transfers, start-up companies, and other technology transfer-related contracts.

Your main responsibilities will be to draft and negotiate agreements related to intellectual property arising in MRC Research Units.

You should have proven experience of drafting and negotiating agreements, preferably in an academic context. Education to degree level and qualifications in a biomedical-related discipline are desirable but not mandatory. The job requires good communication skills, including precise use of language, and an ability to work as part of a team. Experience in a technology transfer office would also be an advantage.

Your salary will be determined by qualifications and experience. In addition MRCT offers a defined contribution pension, a flexible benefits scheme and 31 days paid holiday per year.

How to apply

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to: or by post to Recruitment, MRC Technology, Lynton House, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LT (electronic applications preferred).

Closing date: 4th July 2014