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Scientific Officer - Molecular & Systems Oncology

Institute of Cancer Research - Molecular Pathology: Mol and Systems Oncology

Location: London, Sutton
Salary: £26,000 to £33,600
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd February 2021
Closes: 7th March 2021

Closing Date: 07/03/2021, 23:55

Length of Contract: 12 months

Hours per Week: 35

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.

A position for a Scientific Officer is available from April 2021 in the Molecular & Systems Oncology Team in The Institute of Cancer Research based in Sutton. The objective of this post is to provide technical support for lung cancer and sarcoma projects that are currently underway in the laboratory. These projects focus on understanding drug resistance in lung cancer and sarcoma which 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 BSc. in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology or a similar 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 & cytotoxicity assays, flow cytometry) and standard molecular biology approaches (cloning, lentiviral/retroviral transduction, immunoblotting) is essential. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required for this position. In addition, experience in primary cells and co-culture models 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 £26,000 - £33,600 per annum. 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).

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.

The ICR is the leading academic research centre in the UK. Effective industry collaboration and innovation in new medicines and technologies are at the heart of our approach to drive benefits for patients. The ICR is ranked: 

  • first for the quality and impact of our research*
  • second worldwide for the number of our publications cited in patents**
  • fourth worldwide for the citation rate of scientific research published across all fields**
  • fourth worldwide for top-cited research publications**
  • in the top five higher education institutions worldwide for academic influence and commercial impact**

*2014 Research Excellence Framework

** U-Multirank, 2020

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