|Salary:||£29,033 to £38,466|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||15th October 2023|
UCL is 2nd rated University in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021). Our scientists have an international reputation for leading basic, translational and clinical cancer research and the Cancer Institute is uniquely positioned to leverage these broad ranging skills to transform cancer research. The Cancer Institute combines over 300 research scientists, clinical links with UCLH and the Royal Free Hospital, and collaborative links with the Cancer Research UK City of London Centre partners (UCL, Queen Mary University of London, Kings College London and The Francis Crick Institute), making it an exciting environment for basic and translational research into cancer.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has become available at the Pathology Translational Technology Platform (TTP) for a Histology Technician who will enhance the research capacity of the Cancer Institute by providing technical support to its researchers. This vacancy would particularly suit candidates aiming to pursue career in biomedical science or translational research, and who enjoy getting involved in all aspects of laboratory operations. Full training will be provided and for all components of the job in which the candidate does not have experience The position is full-time until March 2027 in the first instance and ideally the post holder would start at the earliest opportunity. The successful candidate will be required to work on-site during the facility opening hours of 9am-5pm Mon-Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and to become vaccinated against Hepatitis B. Interviews will take place in person in October/November 2023 at the UCL Cancer Insti! tute in L ondon. The position will be at Grade 5 (£29,033 - £32,479) or Grade 6 (£33,259 - £38,466) depending on technical experience.
The successful candidate should have experience of, or willingness to develop their laboratory skills in microtomy and cryotomy of human and animal samples. They must have a BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent, great attention to detail and experience in managing data by using Excel spreadsheets and databases. Excellent communication and organisation skills are required. An MSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent is desirable but not essential.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.
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