Translational Research Facilitator

University of Cambridge - Office of Translational Research

We are looking for a research facilitator to support the Office for Translational Research (OTR).

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 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. 

You will play a crucial part in delivering the OTR's activities in managing translational projects, promoting, developing and delivering a portfolio of industrial research partnerships, and managing training programmes in collaboration with industry. You will thus work in partnership with people across the University and in industry. You will be responsible for the delivery of a number of schemes and events to enhance interactions between University researchers and industry, and foster translational research.

In order to achieve this you will need organisational and communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to build strong relationships and networks. Experience of drafting and negotiating agreements and costing would also be desirable. The ability to work well independently and as part of a team and meet tight deadlines is essential.

You will have a degree in a relevant subject with a PhD being an advantage, and experience of the research environment gained through working in either a university or a research-intensive organisation, including industry. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in working at the interface between academic and industrial research, and of research facilitation and management at the University.

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

The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click the 'apply' button below. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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 ST14108 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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