|Location:||Greater London, Sutton|
|Salary:||£28,500 to £30,000 per annum|
|Placed On:||30th March 2023|
|Closes:||23rd April 2023|
|Job Ref:||ID 578|
Salary: Commencement on the salary range is subject to comparable skills and experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review.
Duration of Contract: Fixed Term for 6 months, in the first instance.
Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time). Flexible working hours will be considered.
Location: Site based, Sutton.
Closing Date: 11:59pm, Sunday 23 April 2023
Planned Interview Dates: Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis as applications are received. Final interviews are planned for Wednesday 26 April.
Under the leadership of Prof Clare Turnbull, we are seeking to appoint a Scientific Officer (Laboratory Technician) to support delivery of an international collaboration in which >50,000 samples from patients with cancer will undergo whole genome sequencing (WGS).
The post holder will be predominantly laboratory-based and be responsible for management and preparation of samples for the project. The project is expected to run for two years over 2023 – 2024, with the position offered initially for a six-month period.
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate good attention-detail and ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Candidates must have prior experience working within a laboratory environment, as demonstrated via a relevant undergraduate degree or previous employment.
Whilst specific laboratory skills relating to quantitation and preparation of human DNA samples is desirable, the successful candidate will be offered full training as required.
The post will be situated within the Division of Genetic and Epidemiology in the laboratory of Professor Clare Turnbull (Translational Genetics Team), which comprises post-doctoral scientists, bioinformaticians and students involved in a range of analytical projects relating to Cancer Genomics. As well as a team focussed on translational cancer genetics clinical research projects, consisting of a genetic counsellor, research nurse, and research administrator.
With the majority of the team activities being dry lab work, following full training, the post holder will work largely independently within the laboratory, with supervision from Dr Chey Loveday (Higher Scientific Officer) and occasional support from other team members, as required.
We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Chey Loveday (Higher Scientific Officer) via email: Turnbull.Lab@icr.ac.uk.
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