Research Technician

University College London - Research Department of Haematology

The UCL Cancer Institute is the hub for cancer research at University College London, one of the World's leading universities. The Institute draws together over 300 talented scientists who are working together to translate research discoveries into developing kinder, more effective therapies for cancer patients.

The Payne laboratory is focused on modelling inherited and acquired haematopoietic diseases using the zebrafish with the goal of understanding the biology of disease onset and progression and novel therapeutic strategies. As part of this continuing program of work funded by an Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship this project will generate additional models of myelodysplastic syndromes and focus on state of the art single cell sequencing technologies to define the genetic and epigenetic consequences of multiple sequential mutational hits associated with the evolution to acute leukaemia. The project will also utilise primary patient samples to validate our findings and further understand the association of predisposing mutations and disease evolution. We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic applicant with an interest in cancer genetics and/or haematopoiesis to support this research project across projects. This is supported by funding from Cancer Research UK.

Duties and responsibilities of the post holder include but are not limited to: carry out experiments under the supervision of the group leader; learn and follow new protocols as they become relevant for the project; maintain accurate and current records of experimental work; undertake general laboratory administration as required appropriate for this grade post.

The post is funded by CRUK for 3 years in the first instance.

Successful candidates must hold BSc or equivalent degree, be keen to learn and share scientific ideas, willing to work as part of a team and to effectively exchange information with team members. Ability to organise and prioritise work, use initiative and resolve operational difficulties are also essential requirements.

Skills in common molecular biology techniques, analysis of human samples and prior experience with zebrafish would be beneficial but not considered an essential requirement.

UCL vacancy reference: 1688084

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Laime Matkeviciute (HR Assistant),

Closing Date: 12 December 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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