Opportunity Sourcing and Translation Assistant

Recruiter
Cancer Research UK
Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Aug 2019
Closes
28 Aug 2019
Ref
1242284234
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Opportunity Sourcing and Translation Assistant (Internship)

Location: Cambridge, UK

Salary: £18,000

Contract: 6 month internship

Please note that we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so early application is strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Are you a self-motivated and sharp-minded individual with a passion for science that can help up beat cancer?

Why we need you

The Commercial Partnerships team (CP) is dedicated to the translation and commercialisation of innovative research supported by CRUK. The team accelerates the translation of new ideas into treatments by bringing together the expertise, capabilities, and resources of CRUK and its academic network with that of industry partners. Identifying new cancer discoveries and supporting the academic inventors in the translation and commercialisation of their discovery is key role of the regionally based Opportunity Sourcing and Translating team (OST)

What will I be doing?

As part of the OST team you will support the Cambridge Translation Executive (TE) in the full life cycle of identification, review, and management of new discoveries arising from the Cambridge Cluster.Make an impact every day by:
  • Support the strategic review of CRUK funded research in the Cambridge Cluster (University of Cambridge, Babraham and Sanger Institute) by reviewing current grant holders and identifying possible translational opportunities
  • Arrange and undertake visits to the CRUK funded principle investigators (PI's) identified through the review, engaging them with the work of the OST team
  • Undertake a commercialisation/translational review of any arising discoveries considering potential for intellectual property, clinical positing, competition & translation/commercialisation routes
  • Present the outcome of the review to the internal Project Review Group
  • File any patents arising from any approved projects
  • Update the CRUK database with PI visits and invention disclosures as well as outcomes of the Project Review Group review

What skills are you looking for?

You'll be able to bring to the role:
  • A degree in molecular biology or similar focus area
  • Ability to quickly understand complex scientific concepts
  • Self-starter capable of researching oncology based discoveries
  • Excellent relationship builder with the ability to network with CRUK funded principle investigators and professionally represent CRUK
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to priorities, to multi task and manage time effectively to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate confidently via email, over the phone and in person, create and give presentations, inform or persuade a variety of audiences

What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.

If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter through our careers pages.

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