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Scientific Officer 2, cfDNA Liquid Biopsy Biomarker Research

The University of Manchester

Location: Manchester
Salary: £20,404 to £27,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th May 2022
Closes: 6th June 2022
Job Ref: MI/22/35
 

Manchester

Salary starting from £20,404 - £27,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Fixed term until 31 March 2025

Ref: MI/22/35

About the role:

A key aim for the Cancer Biomarker Centre (CBC) is to improve survival for cancer patients through liquid biopsy biomarker research. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Scientific Officer to join the Nucleic Acid Biomarker (NAB) Team in CBC, within the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute. This post will contribute to work on molecular analysis of biomarker research and will undertake analysis of biomarkers which may include circulating free DNA and RNA (cfDNA and cfRNA), tumour DNA and RNA and circulating tumour cells (CTCs) using a variety of enrichment, labelling and analysis systems. Techniques used will include established methodologies incorporating Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), methylation profiling and gene expression analysis as well as the verification and application of novel approaches developed by the NAB team. Supervision will be provided along with training where required.

About you:

You will have a degree in a relevant scientific discipline eg biology, biochemistry or medical sciences (or equivalent relevant experience) along with relevant experience working in a cancer and/or molecular biology research setting. Experience and understanding of a range of molecular biology techniques including NGS and PCR is essential.  Experience in processing and analysis of clinical samples is desirable. You should be motivated, organised and willing to work as part of a large multidisciplinary team. Effective communication, and basic computer skills are essential.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk), is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in South Manchester (www.christie.nhs.uk), one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Dominic Rothwell: dominic.rothwell@cruk.manchester.ac.uk

Closing date: Monday 6 June 2022.

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is a Research Institute within The University of Manchester and is core funded by Cancer Research UK

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