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6 May, 2021 - 14:05 By Tony Quested

Mission Therapeutics seeks talent at Cambridge Network recruitment fair

Mission Therapeutics, headline sponsor for Cambridge Network’s next Virtual Jobs & Careers Fair on Friday 14th May, is seeking experienced scientists for a variety of roles at its Babraham Research Campus HQ. 

Mission is a drug development company targeting the ubiquitin pathways for the treatment of kidney disease, neurodegenerative disease, rare mitochondrial diseases and fibrosis. The company has built a leading platform for the discovery and development of first-in-class, small molecule drugs that selectively target deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) – an emerging drug class that is attracting significant commercial interest in the area of protein homeostasis.

Mission’s leadership team has a wealth of international, commercial and scientific experience and the company has a collaborative, science-driven culture, with strong collaborations with key academic and research centres. These include Professor Steve Jackson’s Cancer Research UK Laboratories at the University of Cambridge Gurdon Institute, and leading UK centres in neurodegenerative diseases. 

Founded in 2011, Mission Therapeutics has to date received £73 million in funding from blue chip institutional and corporate investors. In March this year it nominated the first two development candidates from its in-house USP30 inhibitor programme. These candidates will be advanced through preclinical good laboratory practice (GLP) toxicology studies during 2021, with a view to initiating clinical studies in early 2022.

The company has secured major industry partnerships, including its collaboration with AbbVie in November 2018, for the research and preclinical development of specified DUB inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. 

Natalie Ryan, HR adviser at Mission, said: “We aspire to be viewed as an employer of choice. We have a great benefits package and a positive culture based on collaboration and teamwork and our values – people, excellence and passion – reflect and embody this. At the Jobs Fair, we’re hoping to speak to people from all fields and backgrounds that would be interested in a career in the biotech space.”

Other organisations taking part in the Jobs & Careers Fair include PolyChord, PitPat, DisplayLink/Synaptics, Inclusioneering, Career Ambitions and InterSTEM Recruitment.  

Claire Angus, head of Cambridge Network’s Recruitment Gateway, says: “The fair is shaping up to be a busy day, with opportunities for jobseekers to meet leading local employers and also to get practical advice and top tips from expert recruiters and careers coaches.”

A selection of jobs featured on Cambridge Network’s Recruitment Gateway

Scientist/Senior Scientist – Target Validation with Mission Therapeutics
We are looking for a driven, organised and proactive individual to join the Target Validation team, within the Discovery Biology group, to provide scientific and technical support in establishing a disease focused capability in one of our therapeutic areas of interest. You will work alongside other team members on the identification and mechanistic understanding of the role of deubiquitylating enzymes in neurodegeneration, infectious diseases, or fibrosis. Through hypothesis-driven approaches and phenotypic screen delivery, you will have a chance to shape Mission’s future pipeline programmes.

Senior Product Marketing Manager with DisplayLink/ Synaptics
If you enjoy defining, championing and launching new products, including road-map development and strategy, then this could be the role for you! We have an opportunity for an individual to identify and grow new product areas.  A key responsibility will be to research and analyse market data and information to build a business case for presentation to management, championing and promoting the product through the product approval cycle and becoming product manager if approved. We are looking for a candidate with experience of the semiconductor industry to take on product marketing for our Wi-Fi wireless video product family.

Data Engineer with Intellisense 
We are a fast-growing industrial AI company disrupting mining operations through a real time decision-making technology platform, Join us and you will be working in our engineering team to extend and build out our data processing platform for giving insights into the current operation of equipment and giving control recommendations based on predicted performance. We are using the latest tools for development (GitLab, Docker, Kubernetes) and modern software development methodologies with Scrum.

R & D Technician with Owlstone Medical
Our mission is to change the way we currently diagnose and monitor serious disease and we have several major projects underway to develop disease screening and diagnosis based on detection of metabolic products in breath. This key role involves developing detection and diagnosis systems based on our core technologies for both our medical and our defence and security products ( You will be tasked with bringing together electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and software components to develop and test innovative products throughout the development lifecycle.

Immunology Scientist with Axol Bioscience
We’re looking for an individual with a strong immunology background who is looking to expand their knowledge and use their skills in the induced pluripotent stem cell field. The successful candidate will design and carry out experiments independently with an immunological scientific focus, both to support client projects and for new product development; perform daily laboratory housekeeping activities; complete laboratory notebooks and documentation; maintain Standard Operating Procedures and following training, provide out of hours cover for cell culture as required on a rotational basis.

Manufacturing Technician (Double Day Shift) with Mundipharma
Mundipharma is a global (ex-US) network of independent associated companies that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines and consumer healthcare products. We’re looking for someone with manual dexterity and technical ability, ideally with an engineering background, to work competently within a cross functional team  manufacturing pharmaceutical products.  You will ensure that production KPIs are delivered while meeting the highest standards of cGMP and Health & Safety, working on an alternating weekly shift pattern consisting of 0600 – 1400 (early) and 1400 – 2200 (late) Monday to Friday (35 hours per week).

Events Coordinator with Sports for Schools 
Our Social Enterprise brings Olympic athletes into primary schools to inspire children to take up sports, visiting around 1,200 schools each year across the UK and Ireland.  We seek an energetic, cheerful individual with sound organisational and administrative skills. You will work with schools to book events and deal with all the details needed to make an event successful. This involves everything from calling schools, responding to enquiries, taking bookings, liaising with athletes and “sportivaters”, putting together packs, sending out prizes and having a lot of fun in the process.

Sales Director with Paragraf
Our leadership team is seeking an experienced, results-driven individual to lead the global development and expansion of our graphene sensor technology sales group. With a game-changing product on the market, we are looking for someone to take control of the global sales strategy and delivery of sales for our sensor product range, driving revenue growth for a technology that has $bn market potential. The role involves implementing, developing and growing a global sales team, and an international sales strategy resulting in strong product reach, growth and market sector expansion. 

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