Research Assistant in Cancer Biology Grade 6

University of Liverpool - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences - Institute of Translational Medicine - Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine

Interview Date: 18 or 19 April 2018

The post is available until 31 May 2021

You will join a vibrant cancer research laboratory which is part of the North West Cancer Research Centre and the Institute of Translational Medicine at the University of Liverpool. You will interact with multi-disciplinary cancer research teams comprising academics, clinical researchers, postdoctoral fellows and technical staff engaged in performing fundamental and translational research important for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to fight cancer. Particularly, our team is studying how cancer cells interact and communicate with immune cells during tumour progression. You will be expected to perform in vitro assays and to contribute to pre-clinical in vivo tumour studies. Specifically, you will take part in research activities that include: using microscopy techniques to study patient and mouse model derived tissue samples, assess gene and protein expression by quantitative real time PCR and SDS-PAGE/Western blotting, respectively. You will also work closely together with a senior researcher of the team to critically contribute to pre-clinical mouse tumour studies, particularly using different in vivo imaging modalities to assess changes in tumour burden in response to treatments.

We seek an excellent and highly motivated candidate to expand and strengthen our research programme in the field of tumour microenvironment and tumour inflammation. You should have a degree relevant research experience in one or more of the following fields: cancer biology, immunology, and/or cell biology. You will learn the necessary skills from senior researchers of the team to assure high quality training and you will weekly meet with your supervisor Dr Michael Schmid to discuss the findings and future directions of the project. It is expected that you will be an innovative individual with an interest in applying your research skills to a challenging project, and willing to learn new techniques. You are also expected to carry out lab management tasks. 

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