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Scientific Officer 1 - Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group

The University of Manchester - Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Location: Manchester
Salary: £17,489 to £22,017 per annum (dependent upon experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th August 2018
Closes: 27th September 2018
Job Ref: MI/18/68

Duration: Fixed term until 31st March 2022

About the role:

The Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group (CEP) aim to enhance clinical trials of new anticancer drugs through biomarker research. An opportunity has arisen for a Scientific Officer 1 to join the CEP group and Manchester Centre for Cancer Biomarker Sciences, to contribute to their on-going efforts towards personalised medicine for cancer patients. You will work within the group, to build on our successful work with cellular cancer and immune biomarkers, using a variety of enrichment, labelling and analysis systems.

Working closely with experienced staff, you will be aligned to the processing and analysis of important clinical trial samples to monitor tumour and immune responses and will be required to work under Good Clinical Practice (GCP) regulations. Biomarkers may include Circulating Tumour Cells, immune cell subtypes, cytokines/circulating factors, and gene expression analysis. All the required training and supervision will be provided.

About you:

You will possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), including sciences, plus relevant experience of working in a laboratory environment. Highly desirable is a keen interest in cancer biology and experience of molecular biology techniques, for example immunofluorescent detection techniques, flow cytometry, ELISA and gene expression analysis, ideally working in a cancer research setting. Effective communication, good organisational skills and basic computer skills are essential. Previous experience of handling clinical tissue samples and working in a Good Laboratory Practice (GCP) environment would also be advantageous.

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 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 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 any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Mrs Jacqueline Pierce, e-mail:

Closing date: 27 September 2018.

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