Higher Scientific Officer - Advanced image analyst and microscopist

Institute of Cancer Research - Breast Cancer Research

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 FMedSci, 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.

A Higher Scientific Officer position is available in the Flow Cytometry and Light Microscopy Facility, based in Chelsea. The facility provides services for the Division of Cancer Biology and Division of Breast Cancer Research. The facility is equipped with state of the art instruments including two flow cytometry cell sorters, one flow cytometry analysis instrument, one laser scanning confocal microscope, two high content imaging system, one lattice light sheet microscope, one diSPIM microscope, one TIRF microscope, 3 spinning disk confocal systems and three wide field microscopes. 

The objective of this post will be to provide image analysis support to members of the institute and support on different microscopy systems.

Applicants will hold a BSc in Molecular Biology/Analytical Chemistry/Biochemistry/Physics/Bio informatics or equivalent in a relevant subject. Profound knowledge of advanced image analysis and microscopy is essential. Previous experience from working in a shared resource laboratory is desirable.

The appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 1 year in the first instance, with a starting salary in the range of £32,145 to £34,769 p.a. inclusive based on relevance of experience and skills. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Fredrik Wallberg (fredrik.wallberg@icr.ac.uk). Please DO NOT send your application to this email address. CVs must be submitted online.

To apply please upload your CV and covering letter (addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification and incl. the names and addresses of two referees) online.

Positive Action Statement: We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.

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