Scientific Officer

Queen Mary University of London - Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Scientific Officer

The Centre for Cancer Prevention is at the forefront of research internationally into the prevention and control of cancer. We have particularly active programmes of research studying breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention, cancer screening and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology.

Applications are invited for a Scientific Officer position. This role holder will participate in research-based projects under the direction of the Professor of Molecular Epidemiology. Current research activities include viral (Human Papillomavirus) and human DNA methylation testing and gene expression from clinical samples, as well as biomarker discovery for cancer prevention through next generation sequencing.

Applicants must have a degree in biological science or equivalent. The post-holder must have experience of following:

1) Bench experience using basic laboratory equipment such as pipettes, centrifuges etc.

2) Experience in NGS technologies including handling samples, high throughput sequencing and libraries preparation.

3) Handling of clinical samples and following SOPs.

You must be team oriented as well as being able to work independently. You will carry out some administrative work to support research activity and should be a systematic and organised person with good computing skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. In addition, thorough understanding of Good Clinical and Laboratory Practice is essential.

The post is full time and indefinite (subject to funding) from 1 Dec 2016.

Starting salary will be in the range £25,984 - £32,052 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined salary pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Attila Lorincz at or on 020 7882 3540.

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