Scientific Officer - Cancer Inflammation and Immunity

The University of Manchester - The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

About the role:

We are currently looking for an ambitious Scientific Officer to join the Cancer Inflammation and Immunity Group.

The group investigates the mechanisms underlying natural and therapy-induced tumour immunity using in vitro and vivo approaches in cancer in vivo models and human samples. The position is a non-time limited Cancer Research UK funded position.

The aim of this position is to carry out a laboratory manager’s role and be responsible for the efficient day-to-day running of the laboratory. You will be responsible for ordering of reagents, laboratory organisation, managing and maintaining laboratory databases and equipment and overseeing distribution of reagents and dealing with any issues that arise promptly. 

In addition, you will be competent in the methodologies used within the laboratory and will be expected to contribute to the design and development of on-going research projects and help other laboratory members with experiments when necessary in order to support the on-going research of the group.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact: Santiago Zelenay via email:

About you:

You will have a high level of organisational skills and extensive research experience in cell and molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, cloning, western blotting and flow cytometry. You will have a relevant degree in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics or related subject or equivalent relevant experience.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) in South Manchester and at the internationally renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:

For applicants who are unable to download this information from our website, please contact HR department on 0161 306 6091, email: to have this information sent by post.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 June 2018.

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