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Translational Research Programme Manager (Fixed Term)

Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) unites the University of Cambridge and three high-performing NHS Foundation Trusts centred on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. CUHP has the strategic intention to increase the impact of its research activity on the development of new treatments for patients. To achieve this, the Office for Translational Research (OTR) was tasked with developing and managing key industrial research partnerships of as well as developing a programme of translational research projects on behalf of CUHP. The team offers support by sourcing funding, expertise, and providing project management for the development and application of technology for patient care as a whole, ranging from drug discovery to cell and gene therapy through to medical interventions.

This senior role within the team will play a crucial part in delivering on both of these ambitions. There are two major components to this role:

Industrial Partnerships: This post will play a major role in structuring and managing a programme of collaborative research projects between industry and the University of Cambridge/ CUHP. The role holder will also take a lead on developing and managing other industrial partnerships

Translational Research Projects: The post will also develop and manage a programme of publicly funded translational research projects, working with PIs by advising on the experimental strategy to enable successful progression of projects along the translational pathway, developing scientific project and business plans, drafting grant applications and project managing a portfolio of funded translational projects.

We are seeking a solution-focussed Programme Manager to take up this new senior role in the team. Applicants will have a post-graduate degree in the medical or life sciences and direct experience of translational science developing therapeutics and/or medical devices and/or diagnostics, preferably acquired in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry). Strong programme & project management as well as interpersonal skills are essential. Applicants also need to be able to demonstrate a track record of building and maintaining effective working relationships, especially those that cross institutional and cultural boundaries.

Informal enquiries may be directed via email to Dr Anita Marguerie, Head of OTR (

The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date: 20th December 2017

Interview Date: likely to be 10th January 2018

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ST14111 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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