Research Fellow - CRUK Biomarker Centre of Excellence

University College London - Cancer Institute, Research Department of Oncology

The UCL Cancer Institute is the hub for cancer research at University College London, one of the World's leading universities. The Institute also incorporates the activities of the Cancer Clinical Research Facility (Cancer CRF, jointly developed with University College Hospital), and the CR-UK/UCL Clinical Trials Centre (CTC). The Cancer CRF is a state-of-the-art facility for first-in-man, as well as early phase, clinical trials.

The UCL ECMC GCLP Facility is run by Professor John Hartley and is based within the UCL Cancer Institute. The Facility is responsible for developing, validating and running analytical methods for use in early phase clinical trials. The Facility analyses samples for clinical trials sponsored by UCL, CRUK and commercial companies. All work within the Facility is performed in accordance with current Clinical Trials Regulations, EU Directives, applicable Commission guidance and the Declaration of Helsinki and operates to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP).

The GCLP Facility Biomarker Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be a dedicated resource for translational biomarker projects from Cancer Research UK’s (CRUK) Centre for Drug Development (CDD) in accordance with the current clinical trial regulations.

The post holder will be responsible for developing and validating novel biomarker assays to support CDD pre-clinical and early phase clinical trials.

The post is funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre for Drug Development with the aim of developing and validating novel biomarker assays to support Centre for Drug Development (CDD) early phase clinical trials for two years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant life science subject. The post holder will be able to provide evidence of publication and demonstrate specialist knowledge of biomarker technologies including, but not restricted to flow cytometry, HPLC, immunofluorescence, qPCR, circulating tumour cells and ELISA.

It will be a requirement when in position to have up-to-date Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP), Human Tissue Act (HTA) and Information Governance (IG) training certificates and have a commitment to UCL’s policies including Equal Opportunities and Race equality policies and maintain an awareness of Fire and Health and Safety Regulations.

Further Details

UCL vacancy reference:   1681486     

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact: Laime Matkeviciute (HR Assistant) l.matkeviciute@ucl.ac.uk

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