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Translational Scientist

The Francis Crick Institute

Location: London
Salary: From £70,000 per annum, subject to skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th May 2022
Closes: 13th June 2022
Job Ref: R767
 

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Short summary 

The Francis Crick Institute is seeking to appoint a translational scientist who will drive translational science projects. Working in close collaboration with our scientists they will develop projects to the point where they are attractive to seed investment, can successfully attract grant funding, or progress with industry or clinical partners.

This is a senior role within Translation with responsibility for independently delivering high quality scientific insight when supporting researchers in relation to building translational science projects that have the potential for patient impact.

The role will involve catalysing early stage innovations, bridging the gap between fundamental research and the practical application of the science, with a view to accelerating the translational science programme at the Crick.

There will be an important role in extending the Crick’s external collaborative relationships to expedite projects, including with industry, CROs or academic partnerships.

Key Responsibilities 

These include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying and catalysing early-stage innovations, advancing ideas and developing projects to a point where they become attractive for follow on investment, or development by industry.  
  • Advising Group Leaders on the best way that they can progress their translational science projects to deliver impact
  • Determine and execute strategic plans for translational science projects.
  • Leading translational projects emerging from Crick science, working closely with Crick Group Leaders to build multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ensure the delivery of project milestones and effective project decision-making, providing quality scientific expertise on how to structure and progress translational projects.
  • Establishing and maintaining links with relevant researchers and other academic institutions
  • Building external collaborative relationships to expedite projects, including with industry and CROs
  • Writing proposals and presentations to secure external funding for projects.
  • Working with external partners to deliver impact from projects, including building and managing good collaborative relationships with industry, contract research organisations and clinical partners.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy. 

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 13th June 2022 at 11:59 GMT.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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