Research Associate

Imperial College London - Department of Surgery & Cancer, Division of Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

Campus: Hammersmith Hospital Campus

As part of a new Cancer Research UK funded 5-year grant, we are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral scientist for a programme of work focusing on the investigation of molecular mechanisms driving breast cancer and the progression of new therapeutic agents to clinical evaluation. The successful applicants will work with Professors Eric Lam and Simak Ali in a multi-disciplinary team of biochemists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, medicinal chemists and oncologists.

The post is funded by the CRUK to investigate the mechanism whereby modulators of FOXM1 activity promote resistance to endocrine therapy.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research programmes in molecular and genomic studies in breast cancer and to undertake project management and/or supervise multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, he/she will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.      

Applicants must demonstrate as part of their application, how they meet the criteria for this post and in particular, should have a PhD or equivalent in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genomics, cancer biology or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience. Knowledge of Chromatiin IP, general molecular and cellular biology techniques, knowledge of analysing global sequencing data and statistical procedures and practical experience in a broad range of techniques including ChIP, gene knockout/knockin technologies using zinc fingers and/or CRISPR in cancer cell lines is essential.

This post is full time and fixed term to 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

Candidates should make their application at

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