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Scientific Officer 2

The University of Manchester - The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Location: Manchester
Salary: £20,404 to £26,806
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 16th October 2022
Job Ref: MI/22/52
 

Job Ref: MI/22/52

Salary in the range of £20,404 - £26,806 dependent upon experience

Duration: fixed term until 30 June 2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague to join our multi-disciplinary team who is keen to generate and share new findings in the field of genome instability in cancer.

About the role:

We are currently looking for a Scientific Officer within the Translational Oncogenomics group. The post holder will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers investigating the genomics of prostate tumours. Our team is developing novel experimental systems to study the complex genomic landscape of prostate cancer. In addition to providing technical support and assisting with laboratory maintenance, the post holder will actively participate in a project utilizing human artificial chromosomes to model cancer-associated genetic changes.

About you:

You should have a degree (or equivalent relevant experience) in Biology, Biomedical Sciences or relevant scientific discipline along with relevant experience in a Life Sciences Laboratory. You should be accustomed to working with human tissue cultures. Experience in the use of primary human cells for organoid and patient-derived xenograft studies will be an asset.  Experience of using basic molecular biology and protein analysis techniques such as molecular cloning, gene editing, and western blotting is essential. Other relevant techniques include analysis of cell proliferation/death, FACS, recombinant virology, confocal microscopy and DNA repair assays is desirable. A background in prostate cancer and genomics is desirable but not required.

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 (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) 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: https://www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk/recruitment/candidate/searchvacancies

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Steve Lyons: stephen.lyons@cruk.manchester.ac.uk

Closing date: 16 October 2022.

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