Research Assistant, Explant Team

University of Leicester - Leicester Cancer Research Centre

Full-time fixed term contract until 31 December 2019

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are one of the top universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

This post is funded by LifeArc and is aimed at delivering on key milestones set out by the explant contract, a partnership between the University, MRC Toxicology Unit, Cancer Research UK Innovation Partnerships and LifeArc.

In this role, you will provide research assistant support for the LifeArc Explant project, specifically to facilitate sample acquisition and technology development. You will also be required to act as the interface between the project and Department of Pathology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, regarding clinical data collation. You will also need to be confident in training staff and students involved in the handling of human tissues and ensure laboratory activities are compliant with regulatory bodies.

We are looking for a proactive graduate who is experienced in working with human tissue samples and is confident in undertaking histological techniques. Desirable attributes also include evidence of coherent research activity such as successful grant applications and publications; a basic knowledge of cancer cell and molecular biology and experience of digital pathology.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Catrin Pritchard, Director of the LCRC and Professor of Cancer Biochemistry, on cap8@le.ac.uk, 0116 229 7061 or 0116 223 1857.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 26 January 2018.

We anticipate that assessments will take place on 16 February 2018.

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