New Projects Manager

London, England
GBP27000 - GBP35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Sep 07, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
Cancer UK
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

We are looking for a sharp-minded individual to be a key member of the Strategic Partnerships Team, working closely with internal and external stakeholders to identify and secure new collaborations that support delivery of the CRUK research strategy.

Key responsibilities include...

  • working closely with external and internal stakeholders
  • building relationships with the academic community and industry
  • proactively sourcing and evaluating new cancer therapeutics suitable for development by the Centre for Drug Development (CDD) in line with its business and strategic objectives

At Cancer Research UK, our pioneering research has helped double survival rates in the last 40 years. Now we need a New Projects Manager to focus on search and evaluation of therapeutic agents, assess scientific and commercial potential, and provide leadership and support to project teams during the development and progression of proposals through the CDD review and approval process.

Key knowledge, experience and skills...

  • Education to PhD standard in a biomedical science with relevant research experience preferably in oncology
  • Experience and/or understanding of drug discovery and early phase drug development
  • Ability to assimilate, analyse and summarise technical data, providing clear recommendations with confident and persuasive arguments sometimes in the face of adversity
  • Good organisational skills, ability to prioritise, multitask and work to deadlines to a high standard even when under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills with individuals at all levels

Our optimism and desire for success leads us to constantly challenge ourselves and others, which means you'll be encouraged to stretch yourself in our dynamic environment. You'll need to have a proactive approach to work with the ability to work independently whilst being a strong team player, able to work in a matrix environment and/or with multiple stakeholders.

If you can do all this and more, you'll enjoy a great career as we work hard to beat cancer sooner.

Closing date for applications: 28th September 2016

*Please note we will be interviewing on a rolling basis throughout the process.