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Research Assistant/Associate in Vivo Cancer Modelling

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £31,396 to £36,024 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th June 2024
Closes: 24th June 2024
Job Ref: 27316

Company description:

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Job description:

Salary:

Research Assistant: £31,396 to £32,982 per annum

Research Associate: £33,966 to £36, 024 per annum

The Role

The Faculty of Medical Sciences infrastructure team is looking to recruit an experienced Researcher to provide expertise in the area of in vivo rodent cancer modeling, including orthotopic patient-derived xenograft (PDX) modelling, in vivo imaging, target validation and preclinical therapy assessment.

The post is within the Newcastle Centre for Cancer and is based in the Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre. You will oversee and implement a portfolio of in vivo studies for multiple cancer projects. You will work with PIs to deliver state of the art study design, innovation and delivery to underpin cancer research in Newcastle. The studies will continue to develop the outstanding international reputation for Childhood Cancer Research in Newcastle.

You will be involved in developing improved animal models and methods for non-invasive assessment of malignant disease location and progression. You will foster collaboration across the University and with international academic and commercial partners and help supervise team members to ensure smooth running and timely output of in vivo projects.

The role will require some working out of normal hours. The post is available until October 2025 with the possible opportunity for this to be extended.

For informal enquiries contact: Dr Simon Bomken, email: s.n.bomken@ncl.ac.uk 

Find out more about the Faculty of Medical Sciences here: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medical-sciences/ 

Find out more about our Research Institutes here:
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medical-sciences/research/institutes/

As part of our commitment to career development for research colleagues, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles.  These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.

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