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Higher Scientific Officer - Molecular & Systems Oncology

Institute of Cancer Research - Molecular Pathology

Location: London, Sutton
Salary: £32,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th November 2020
Closes: 17th January 2021

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Vacancy Description  

A position for a Higher Scientific Officer is available from January 2021 in the Molecular & Systems Oncology Team in The Institute of Cancer Research based in Sutton. The objective of this post is to provide high-level technical support for lung cancer projects that are currently underway in the laboratory. These projects focus on understanding kinase inhibitor drug resistance in lung cancer and will require extensive implementation of multiple cell and molecular biology techniques. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with state-of-the-art facilities.

Applicants will hold a MSc. or PhD in Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology or a similar discipline. Applicants holding a MSc. are expected to have significant post-qualification experience in a relevant discipline. Applicants must have good laboratory and analytical skills with experience in working in a collaborative environment. Extensive experience in cell culture techniques (including phenotypic assays e.g. growth & migration assays, high-throughput/high-content microscopy, flow cytometry) and standard molecular biology approaches (cloning, RNAi, CRISPR, immunoblotting) is essential. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required for this position. In addition, experience in patient-derived models (primary cells) would be desirable.

Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 12 months in the first instance. The full salary range for the grade is £32,000 - £44,400. Appointments are normally made at the start of the range which represents the market rate for the role but consideration will be given to experience and skills. Future progression is based on annual performance review.

To apply please submit an application online on the ICR Careers site, attaching your CV with the supporting statement (addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification, a brief description of your relevant experience and incl. the names and addresses of at least two referees).

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Paul Huang ( Please DO NOT send your application via email, formal applications must be submitted online.

For more details, please refer to the job description and person specification.

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