Senior Scientific Officer - Tissue Biomarkers

The University of Manchester - The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Duration of post: Until 31st March 2022

About the role:

We are currently looking for a pathology trained tissue biomarker specialist within the Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group led by Professor Caroline Dive. The aim of this post is to develop and implement tissue biomarker analyses to support our on-going remit to deliver internationally renowned biomarker-driven precision medicine. You will be primarily responsible for delivery of biomarker assays on clinical trial samples within the tissue biomarker team that is expanding during the establishment of the Manchester Centre for Cancer Biomarker Sciences (MCCBS). You will be expected to drive continuous improvement in analytical capability and biomarker strategies as well as support research on projects within the Pre-Clinical Pharmacology Team focussed on patient-derived models of cancer.

About you:

You should have a DVM degree, BSc degree or equivalent in Biological Sciences or related subject (or equivalent relevant experience) and extensive relevant experience with tissue biomarkers and delivery of robust assays ideally gained within a pathology laboratory setting. You will possess technical skills in molecular pathology (including but not limited to cytology, immunohistology/fluorescence techniques, microscopy, automated platforms and software analysis packages) and will be able to communicate effectively and work both independently and within teams. Previous experience in a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) environment would be an advantage.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

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 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 MI 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.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Kathryn Simpson, email: or Caroline Dive, email:

Closing date: 4 January 2018.

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