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Scientific Officer 1

The University of Manchester - Cancer Research UK, Manchester Institute

Location: Manchester
Salary: £20,972 to £22,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 2nd January 2023
Job Ref: MI/22/86
 

Circulating Tumour Cell Liquid Biopsy Research 

Starting salary in the range: £20,972-£22,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Job Ref: MI/22/86

Duration: until end February 2024 (maternity leave cover) 

About the role:

The Cancer Biomarker Centre (CBC), led by Prof Caroline Dive CBE, has an international reputation for liquid biomarkers with an overall goal to facilitate cancer precision medicine. An opportunity has arisen for a Scientific Officer 1 to join CBC, to contribute to work on the detection and analysis of circulating tumour cells in cancer patient blood samples. Working closely with experienced staff, the appointee will be aligned to the processing, banking and analysis of important clinical trial samples and will be required to work under Good Clinical Practice regulations. All the required training and supervision will be provided. 

About you:

The successful candidates will possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), including sciences, plus relevant experience of working in a laboratory environment. Highly desirable is a keen interest in cancer biology and experience of handling clinical samples, ideally working in a cancer research setting. Effective communication, good organizational skills and basic computer skills are essential. Previous experience working in a Good Laboratory Practice (GCP) environment would also be advantageous. 

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 and we anticipate that we will start the relocation back to our original site in Withington, Manchester, next to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Wilmslow Road, M20 4BX), in Spring 2023. 

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: https://www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk/recruitment/candidate/searchvacancies 

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

Closing date: Monday 2 January 2023. 

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