Scientific Officer

The University of Manchester - Molecular Biology Core Facility

We are currently seeking to appoint a Scientific Officer 2 within the Molecular Biology Core Facility. The successful candidate will be involved in processing DNA and RNA samples for high throughput sequencing (Next Generation Sequencing). The post holder will work as part of a team of service providers to support the cutting edge research at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute and will contribute to these services in a flexible manner being involved in all stages from sample QC to running the Facility’s Next Generation Sequencing instruments.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a range of molecular biological techniques including sample processing for Next Generation Sequencing, although sufficient training will be given to provide the necessary skill set. Essential requirements for the post include a degree in Life Sciences (or equivalent relevant experience) and expertise in Molecular Biology techniques as well as relevant experience in working in a Life Science Laboratory.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Wolfgang Breitwieser via email:

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.

We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) in South Manchester and life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK Manchester Institute, Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients.  Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

The Institute has outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, confocal microscopy, computational biology, histology and mass-spectrometry.

To apply for this position please visit our website:

For applicants who are unable to download this information from our website, please contact HR department on 0161 306 0840, email: to have this information sent by post.

The deadline for receipt of applications is: 19 September 2017.

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