MTI Consortium Manager [Temporary Cover]

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

October 9, 2022


MTI Consortium Manager Temporary Cover

The Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI) is a purpose-built research Institute within the School of Biological Sciences and 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/industry interactions and has created a world-leading model of start-ups, academics and pharma companies working side by side at the bench.

The Institute houses: The Centre for Pathway Analysis, Frame Shift bio- incubator and the Joint AstraZeneca-Cancer Research Horizons Functional Genomics Centre. Within the Milner's own Centre for Pathway Analysis, our research focus is target validation through artificial intelligence, machine- learning, functional genomics and tool compound analyses. Our aim is to investigate and validate signatures of disease to uncover new high confidence targets for drug discovery.

The Institute is also the global headquarters for the Milner Therapeutics Consortium and Global Alliance, which consists of 90 organisations and connects academia and industry to enable collaborative research. Our events programme to facilitate interactions across this network includes an annual Symposium that has grown to over 650 attendees, monthly seminars and bespoke workshops.

The Milner Consortium Manager is a critical position focused on developing the overall strategy and profile of the Milner Therapeutics Consortium, thereby contributing to the overall success and vision of the Milner Therapeutics Institute.

The role holder will report to the Head of Partnerships and Alliance and will be responsible for driving new research collaborations of the 11 Consortium companies with the academic community at the University, Babraham Institute and Wellcome Sanger Institute. They will deliver an annual call for Consortium research proposals, and administer and manage projects arising from this call. This will include developing and running the process for project calls under the Consortium, project set-up, liaison with the Research Operations Office to put contracts in place and supporting researchers throughout this process.

They will work closely with the Milner team and Innovation Board to lead a strategy for prioritising research topics in proposal calls and identify opportunities for aligning these with research strengths of the local academic community. The role holder will advise Consortium companies throughout the year in identifying researchers working in areas of interest, to mediate introductions and gauge opportunities for potential research collaborations. They will take a proactive approach in facilitating introductions and apply a broad expertise in biomedical research to lead the discussion effectively between parties to initiate new collaborative projects.

Applicants should possess a PhD in biomedical sciences and experience of postdoctoral research at the level of Research Associate, or extensive equivalent experience. They will possess experience in scientific project management, budgetary management and experience convening and organising meetings. Knowledge of how scientific projects work, especially in the area of translational work, is highly beneficial. The ideal role holder will possess sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in biomedical research to help develop research objectives, projects and proposals. They should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and be confident in dealing with individuals at all levels of seniority.

This is a nine month fixed term contract to provide temporary cover. 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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Alison Schuldt, Head of Partnerships and Alliance at (www. or HR at

Please quote reference PR33147 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Milner Therapeutics Institute, Cambridge








    15 September 2022

    Closing date

    9 October 2022

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