MTI Scientific Facility Co-ordinator

Cambridge, England, gb
Company: University of Cambridge
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-06-12 18:03:32

The Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI) is a purpose-built research institute within the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. The overarching vision of the MTI is to convert pioneering science into therapies. The MTI is breaking new ground in academic and industry interactions, creating a world-leading model of start-ups, academics and pharma companies working side by side at the bench. The research focus of the institute is target validation through artificial intelligence, machine-learning, functional genomics and tool compound analysis.

Our aim is to investigate and validate signatures of disease to uncover new high confidence targets for drug discovery. The MTI houses the Centre for Pathway Analysis, FrameShift incubator, academics in residence, Start Codon accelerator and the Joint AstraZeneca-Cancer Research UK Functional Genomics Centre. The Centre for Pathway Analysis develops and runs collaborative academic/industry research projects and generates its own drug discovery pipeline to translate academic research from the University of Cambridge. The environment of the Milner Therapeutics Institute offers a unique opportunity to work at the interface of academia and industry, applying cutting-edge technologies to drug discovery and patient treatment. When at full capacity the MTI will consist of bench scientists working on disease models, technology platforms and drug targets.

The MTI is based at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, which also houses the Wellcome¿MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and the new Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID).

This role is a key post, working closely with the Business Operations Manager to ensure that the Institute's scientific facilities run smoothly, and it can deliver on its overall objectives. The role-holder will maintain oversight of the Institute's facility and the induction and integration of third-party researchers as well as resident academics. They will advise on the future equipment requirements and be the departmental safety officer. The role-holder will manage the research laboratory to facilitate the smooth and effective support for research and give specialist technical support to research staff to support the delivery of research projects on time and to budget.

Applicants should have previous experience of specialised laboratory activity and equipment. Experience and knowledge in the use of a wide range of laboratory equipment including ultra and high-speed centrifuges, orbital shakers, CO incubators and Class II Microbiological Safety Cabinets. Experience in providing training to groups and on a one-to-one basis. Applicants will need a degree level education within a science discipline.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for years in the first instance. Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University. 

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Interviews will be held on Monday th July via Zoom.

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