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Scientific Officer 2

The University of Manchester - National Biomarker Centre (NBC)

Location: Manchester, Hybrid
Salary: £21,220 to £27,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: MI/24/05

Duration: fixed term until 31 March 2027

Biomarkers in tissue to support new drug development

About the role:

The National Biomarker Centre (NBC) aims to enhance clinical trials of new anticancer drugs through translational research.  Histological and molecular profiling of patient samples is essential to understand clinical disease heterogeneity, to profile drug targets and to identify biomarkers for precision medicine approaches in oncology.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Scientific Officer with a keen interest in the development of novel therapies to improve cancer patient outcomes. With support and discussion from Team Leader, the post holder will conduct translational research focusing on tissue-based biomarkers within collaborative external pharmaceutical partnership(s) and in development projects within the National Biomarker Centre.  This exciting opportunity is available immediately. You will become part of a wider team testing efficacies of novel therapeutics with parallel development of tissue biomarkers to optimise their application in the clinic.

About you:

You should have a BSc (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or related subject (or have equivalent relevant experience). You will have relevant experience in working in a Life Science Laboratory. Although in-house training in specialist techniques will be provided where required to acquire the necessary skill set, you will have experience in immunohistochemical (IHC) methods, including chromogenic and immunofluorescent analysis methods, in biomarker analysis of clinical tissue and biomarker assay development and validation.

Key qualities include independent thinking, ability to work in a team and good communication skills, all of which are needed to efficiently work in a multidisciplinary team.

Why choose the CRUK National Biomarker Centre?

We are an internationally leading biomarker centre aligned to the world leading Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk), The Biomarker Centre and Manchester Institute are core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.

The National Biomarker Centre is located in the New Paterson Building, a £150 million flagship purpose-built biomedical research facility directly attached to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in South Manchester. Situated on the third floor, the National Biomarker Centre offers world-class research facilities with bespoke, purpose-built suite of laboratories in close proximity to discovery science collaborators and the Christie Hospital’s clinical trialists.

Our Centre’s aim is to discover, develop, validate and qualify biomarkers that support optimised treatment of patients with cancer.  Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to translational research and biomarker driven clinical trials.

How to apply?

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Kathryn Simpson at kathryn.simpson@cruk.manchester.ac.uk or Derrick Morgan at

Derrick.Morgan@cruk.manchester.ac.uk

Closing date: 10 March 2024.

Interviews will be held w/c 25 March 2024.

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