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Research Assistant

The University of Edinburgh - Institute of Genetics and Cancer / Edinburgh Cancer Research / MRC Human Genetics Unit

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £31,396 to £36,024 per annum. Grade UE06 (A revised salary range for this grade of £32,982 to £38,205 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 9765

Grade UE06: £31,396 to £36,024 per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £32,982 to £38,205 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)

Institute of Genetics and Cancer / Edinburgh Cancer Research / MRC Human Genetics Unit

Contract type: Full-time (35 hours per week) - flexibility to accommodate part-time (80%) and various working patterns

Fixed-term: 24 months (Starting on the 15th of April)

The Opportunity:

A position for a Research Assistant is open in our newly established research group at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer (IGC) in Edinburgh, which focuses on investigating the role of Chromatin Regulators in Cancer. Combining RNA sequencing, genome profiling, biochemistry, and microscopy techniques, our lab aims to unravel the mechanisms behind Fusion-Driven Sarcoma. Our goal is to enhance understanding of cancer's early development stages and the fundamental aspects of genome regulation.

The successful applicant will be a key player in the lab, providing support for experiments, managing lab operations, and offering training to new team members, positioning the candidate at the heart of our research efforts.

This full-time position (35 hours per week) is available with the flexibility to accommodate part-time (80%) and various working patterns. Initially offered for 2 years, there is potential for extension.

We are proud to offer a dynamic and collaborative research atmosphere, located within both the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre and the MRC Human Genetics Unit. The role offers a salary range from £31,396 to £36,024 per annum (Grade UE06).

By joining us, you will be part of an exciting journey to push the boundaries of cancer research in a supportive and innovative environment.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Be motivated, responsible and organised. 
  • BSc in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related subject
  • Experienced with cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques.
  • Be responsible for training new lab members on the tasks above.
  • Have good communication skills and ability to document work.
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