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Laboratory Research Technician

University of Southampton - Cancer Sciences

Location: Southampton
Salary: £25,627 to £29,614 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 9th November 2021
Job Ref: 1546821CM

Location:  Southampton General Hospital

Fixed Term (until 30/06/2023)

CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship

The School of Cancer Sciences in Southampton, with over 100 scientists, clinicians and associated staff, has a long and distinguished record in the study of Cancer. 

You are invited to apply for the post of Research Technician to work in the School of Cancer Sciences’ Laboratories based at the Southampton General Hospital. You will work as part of the Underwood research team, focussing on understanding the ecosystem of oesophageal cancer. The post is funded by a CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship, awarded to Professor Tim Underwood, immediate past Head of School. The candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team investigating the biology of oesophageal cancer; providing technical laboratory support and will perform single-cell based transcriptomic analysis, 3D model system development (organoids) and spatial transcriptomics. Day-to-day supervision and support will be provided by Dr Zoe Walters (Lecturer in Translational Epigenomics) and 2 post-doctoral research fellows, who are also funded on the CRUK Fellowship.

As someone with proven relevant work experience you will be required to carry out the prescribed tasks with minimal direct supervision after the initial training period. You will need to be highly organised, and be able to work well under pressure, whilst remaining health and safety focused. You will be fully-focused to provide timely and efficient laboratory support for this research programme. 

The successful candidate will work within a dynamic, productive and friendly team of clinicians, bioinformaticians and, molecular/cellular biologists and clinical scientists within the Oesophageal Cancer programme and across the School of Cancer Sciences based at Southampton General Hospital. Your work on this project will have important implications for the clinical management of patients, including the development of better methods of patient stratification.

Previous experience of working in the Life-sciences environment within a laboratory is essential.

This post will be based within the Cancer Research UK Centre and Centre for Cancer Immunology at the Southampton General Hospital campus, occupying modern, well-equipped, purpose-built laboratories, with support from clinical and laboratory-based colleagues. 

Additional details about the School of Cancer Sciences can be found at:

The position is funded by Cancer Research UK and is full-time, fixed-term to 30th June 2023.

Informal queries should be directed to Professor Tim Underwood ( 

The University of Southampton and the Faculty of Medicine hold an Athena Silver Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Flexible working opportunities and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. 

The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 1546821CM on all correspondence. 

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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