Higher Scientific Officer: Target Validation and DNA Damage Response

Institute of Cancer Research

Professor Tutt is the Head of the Breast Cancer Research Division at the ICR and has interests in therapy development for BRCA1/2 associated and “triple negative” forms of breast cancer. His laboratory at Kings College London will be bringing target validation and DNA damage response projects to his new laboratory at ICR. This team will work in close partnership with that of Dr Chris Lord (Gene Function Laboratory), and with researchers in Division of Cancer Therapeutics, led by Professor Raj Chopra.

We are seeking a Higher Scientific Officer (HSO) to provide high-level technical support for a Cancer Research UK and Breast Cancer Now joint funded project, aiming to investigate role of PIM1 as a therapeutic strategy in triple-negative breast cancer (Ref: Braso-Maristany et al, 2016, PUBMED ID: 27775704).  In addition, this role will also provide technical support in other projects running in the lab. The majority of these projects focus on developing novel therapeutic approaches to cancer and identifying biomarkers and relevant targets in breast cancer underlying the biology of the disease, and will include 3D cell line and organoid culture. The successful applicant will support these projects by performing molecular and cell biology techniques.

You will support these projects by performing molecular and cell biology techniques. Applicants should possess a BSc Degree (or equivalent qualification) in molecular or cellular biology and must have considerable relevant laboratory experience. Experience of molecular biology and cell culture techniques are essential, together with good organisational skills. You must also be capable of designing, implementing and independently running experiments.

The appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 1 year, with a salary of £32,145 p.a. inclusive based on relevance of skills and experience.  Expected start date is from September 2017.

Informal enquiries can be made via email to Dr Inês Baptista (Ines.baptista@icr.ac.uk).  Please note – this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address.

To apply please submit 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.  

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