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Scientific Associate [Temporary Cover - Maternity]

University of Cambridge - Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

The VISIONLab research group of Dr Sarah Bohndiek develops novel imaging approaches for early cancer detection and evaluation of disease prognosis. They also apply these new imaging methods in cancer models to explore the role of the tumour microenvironment in cancer development and are active in translating their findings into clinical trials.

Applications are invited for an experienced Scientific Associate (SA) to join the VISIONLAB, which is co-located in the Department of Physics and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute at the University of Cambridge. The role is primarily based at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, but also provides support to the Department of Physics team where needed. As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 21 research groups. It provides a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment in cancer research, with state-of-the-art facilities and core scientific resources, and good links with the scientific community of Cambridge.

The SA reports directly to the Group Leader, Dr Bohndiek, and will act largely independently to provide project management, scientific and technical support, training to other team members as well as periodically to other research groups.  The SA role is a hands-on technical and administrative role enabling the day-to-day running of the group, facilitating the scientific research of the group, liaising with the Core Facilities and management committees of the Institute and ensuring the health and safety of the team.

For more information about the laboratory, please see or email any specific questions to

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is 15 July 2020.

Please quote reference SW23317 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,176 - £34,804
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th June 2020
Closes: 15th July 2020
Job Ref: SW23317
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