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Milner Innovation Representatives programme – Apply Now!

Dr Marek Tyl Written by Dr Marek Tyl
Published on 01 June 2017
2 min. read

The Innovation Forum is pleased to partner with the Milner Therapeutics Institute and Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge (EPOC) to launch the Milner Innovation Representatives programme. We are looking for dedicated volunteers in Cambridge to help deliver this initiative in 2017-2018.

  • Are you a PhD student or Postdoc interested in translating academic research into therapeutics?
  • Would you like to get exposure to world-leading pharmaceutical companies and innovative biotechnology startups?
  • Are you passionate about creating a more collaborative culture between industry and academia?

If you can answer “yes” to all of the above questions, then apply to become one of the Milner Innovation Representatives.

Core Responsibilities

  • Proactively reach out to other scientists in your department (including PIs, Postdocs and PhD students) to talk about their research, and act as the ‘go-to-person’ for discussions on translation of departmental research.
  • Collate non-confidential research interests and findings and report back to the Milner Therapeutics Institute, EPOC and the Innovation Forum Committee
  • Facilitate interactions between academics and the wider network of biotech and pharma companies
  • Network with like-minded people from the University and the bio-pharm industry
  • Take part in bi-weekly Milner Innovation Representatives meet-ups
  • Work as part of a team of 5-10 Milner Innovation Representatives
  • Help to shape and develop the programme over the next 12 months

Core Skills required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong scientific acumen and genuine interest in translating research
  • Proactive problem-solver
  • Good organisational skills and computer literacy
  • Leadership experience (e.g. as part of a university club) is a plus

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to: [email protected] by June 30 2017.

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