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University College London - Cancer Biology

Location: London
Salary: £28,574 to £33,487 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 21st September 2019
Job Ref: 1821687

UCL Cancer Institute

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6.

The UCL Cancer Institute is the hub for cancer research at University College London, one of the World's leading universities. The Institute draws together over 300 talented scientists who are working together to translate research discoveries into developing better, more effective treatments to improve outcomes for cancer patients.

A Technician post, funded by the Cancer Research UK Glioma Cellular Genetics Resource (GCGR), has become available in the Neurogenesis and Brain Cancer group led by Prof. Simona Parrinello.

The UCL Cancer Institute GCGR aims to develop a large panel of deeply molecularly characterized patient-derived primary glioma lines that will be made available to the brain cancer community and the main objective of the post will be to expand, bank and maintain the lines.

In addition, the post holder will generate glioblastoma derivative reporter lines using state of the art gene editing techniques and test them in vivo in orthotopic mouse models. The post-holder will also be expected to assist other members of the group in a variety of experimental techniques and to contribute to the organisation and smooth running of the group.

The post is initially funded until 30/09/2021

We are seeking a highly motivated Technician, with extensive experience in primary cell culture and knowledge of histology techniques.

The successful applicant will have at least a BSC degree or equivalent in biological sciences or related discipline.

Candidates must have demonstrable hands-on experience using molecular and histopathology techniques. Experience in molecular biology techniques and knowledge of brain cancer would be highly advantageous. Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills are essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1821687       

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

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Cancer Institute HR Office

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Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

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