Project Manager

15/07/2018, 23:55

Cancer Therapeutics
Translational Cancer Discovery
Full time
Fixed Term
2 years
£37,050 - £41,042
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

The Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit, within the Division of Cancer Therapeutics, is a multidisciplinary 'bench to bedside' centre, comprising around 160 staff dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The Cancer Therapeutics Unit’s exciting goal is to discover high quality drug candidates for validated biological targets and to progress these candidates to clinical trial. All the scientific disciplines are in place to make this possible. Our biologists work alongside world-class chemists and drug metabolism specialists focusing on new molecular targets emerging from human genome and ground breaking cell biology research. This is an exciting and fast moving area of cancer research, and offers the opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary environment using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.


A position is available for a Project Manager to coordinate the operational, financial and administrative aspects of scientific projects undertaken with an external partner. This is a newly created post that has arisen as a result of a collaboration between the Cancer Therapeutics Unit at the ICR and a new company (founded by Professor Ian Collins and Professor Raj Chopra) established to target protein degradation. This exciting initiative is an important part of our future drug discovery strategy and this is a critical position to ensure projects and operations are effectively managed with timely delivery of key objectives.


Starting salary in the region of £37,050 to £41,042 pa inclusive (based on previous experience). Appointment will be for 24 months in the first instance. Further information can be found in the full job description at


We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
Cancer Research UK
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