Institutional Translation Manager

Institutional Translation Manager

Cardiff University

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Institutional Translation Manager

Medicines Discovery Institute, School of Biosciences

Salary: £42,036 – £48,677 per annum

Vacancy Number: 8153BR

The newly-established Medicines Discovery Institute represents a major investment in translational science by Cardiff University. The goal of the Institute is to translate world-leading research on scientific understanding of disease mechanisms into innovative therapeutic approaches. Our vision is to play a leading role in discovering new medicines in areas of high unmet need, with a particular emphasis on, but not exclusive to, neuroscience and mental health. We are creating a vibrant community of researchers across both academic and biotech sectors engaged in major research programmes which build off the unique strengths of Cardiff University and work collaboratively with other universities and companies across Wales and internationally.

We are excited to be recruiting for an Institutional Translation Manager, who will assess the translational science landscape within Cardiff University and support our academic staff by providing training and advice on translational applications and activities. The initial focus will be to engage with Wellcome Trust-funded scientists with the college of Biomedical and Life Sciences and thereafter rolling out to the wider scientific community.

The role holder will be responsible for identifying, influencing and implementing improved approaches to address the bottlenecks, gaps and barriers to translation of Cardiff University research by working with academics and facilitating their interactions with the University’s Commercial Development and Research Development teams and appropriate external parties.

The post will be based at the Medicines Discovery Institute within Cardiff University but will work across the college as part of a multi-disciplinary drug discovery team. For informal inquiries, please contact

This post is full-time, fixed-term for 2 years and is available immediately. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

To apply, please visit our website:

Closing date: Monday, 4 February 2019.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.