Research Associate

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

Division of Cancer & Genetics

A Research Associate position is available in the Research Laboratories of the Section of Haematology. An experienced laboratory researcher with experience in cell biology and tissue culture skills, e.g. apoptosis assays, stromal cocultures is required to undertake and direct a number of laboratory based research projects involving primary samples from leukaemias and leukemic cell lines. Additional required skills include flow cytometry and cell sorting, protein analysis by Western blotting and basic molecular biology techniques. 

The successful candidate will co-ordinate the scientific component of a UK-wide clinical trial including responsibility for the scientific work-up and standardisation of the protocols used in this project.  They will be responsible for both budget and ongoing quality control of the assays and reagents involved and for the logistics of sample handling and postal delivery to two testing centres from hospitals throughout the UK. 

Applicants should have the experience and skills to carry out assays according to established protocols and help implement new techniques, mostly based on molecular genetic methodology.

For further information please contact Professor Oliver Ottmann:

Tel:  02920 742375


This post will be available from 1st January 2017 and is fixed term for 2 years. The post is full-time – 35 hours per week.

Salary £32,004 - £38,183 per annum (Grade 6).

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution.  Under this pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:

• Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS);

Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

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. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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