Scientific Officer in Tumour Biology

Institute of Cancer Research

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a Scientific Officer in Tumour Biology to join the Magnetic Resonance Team to provide laboratory support and expertise for research investigating tumour biological function and response to treatment.

You will have a strong background in biomedical research and considerable hands-on experience working with in vivo disease models (under a Home Office Personal Licence). Experience in accompanying laboratory-based assays e.g. primary cell isolation/culture, functional cell assays, multi-colour FACS, ELISA, western blotting and qRT-PCR is essential and previous experience in working with in vivo models of cancer or inflammatory disease will be an advantage.

You will be involved in the planning, day-to-day running of the experiments and data collection/analysis and will be expected to work independently and consult when appropriate. 

This appointment is available for 9 months in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension subject to funding.

Please detail in your covering letter with specific examples how you meet the skill/experience requirements set out for this position.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Mounia Beloueche-Babari by e-mail to

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.

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