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Research Assistant

University of Leicester - Genetics and Genome Biology

Location: Leicester
Salary: Grade 6 £28,756 to £33,309 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: 3881

Vacancy ID: 3881
Location: Leicester
Department: Genetics and Genome Biology
Vacancy terms: Full-time, fixed term contract for 1 year
Salary details: Grade 6 £28,756 to £33,309 per annum
Hours per week: 37.5
Advert closes midnight on: 26 Oct 2021

About the role

This post offers an exciting opportunity to work within an internationally recognised group involved in basic, clinical and translational cancer research. You will be based in the lab of Prof Dyer within the Ernest and Helen Scott Haematological Research Institute at the Leicester Cancer Research Centre.

We are looking to appoint a research assistant to support our exciting research investigating the genomic landscape, novel therapeutic agents and mechanisms of drug resistance in haematological malignancies. The work will involve the assessment of novel therapeutics in cell lines and primary samples.

You will work collaboratively and independently as part of the research team and with industrial collaborators.

About you

With a Masters or a PhD in a relevant subject, you will have experience of working in a laboratory setting. Experience and/or knowledge of cell culture, drug screening and flow cytometry would be desirable.

You will be working collaboratively with both staff and students so strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team are essential.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Martin Dyer on or Dr Sandrine Jayne

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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