BRF Senior GeMS Research Scientist Cell and Molecular Biology

The Francis Crick Institute

Short Introduction/Summary

A position is available at the Francis Crick Institute within the Genetic Manipulation Service (GEMS).  You will join a team of 15 people whose work aims to support the creation and use of animal models across the institute. This post has arisen from a growth in interest and demand for model generation stemming from recent technology changes.

Project Scope/ Description

The Genetic Manipulation Service incorporates two work themes, this role will be based in the area of ‘production’. You will input into creating the tools to specifically modify gene sequence, in the main utilising Crispr cas technology. You will be involved across all steps, from design to colony management, with particular responsibility towards the ES cell route, transfection to injection. The techniques used are cutting edge and are in constant development.

Your first-rate cell and molecular biology skills, organisation and experience will ensure that projects are delivered on time and with sufficient quality control to ensure the science needs are fully met. You will identify and contribute to further development in this area and will have ample opportunity to communicate your results.

We are particularly keen to employ someone whose experience can enhance the overall skill set of the team, while based on the use of Crispr cas, a solid background in molecular biology, mouse genetics or cell biology techniques will be valued.

About Us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

The closing date for applications is 22 March 2018 at 23:30 pm.

Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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