Location
Sutton (Greater London)
Department
Genetics and Epidemiology
Advertising Salary
Salary Range £26,000 - £33,600 per annum
Vacancy Type
Fixed term
External Advertising End Date
05 Jul 2022

Key Information

Starting Salary: £26,000 per annum. 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 24 months

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time)

Closing Date: 5th July 2022

Job Details

Summary of Role

As Scientific Officer you will work together with the Centre for Molecular Pathology, which provides molecular diagnostic testing for patients, so that research can quickly be converted into improved diagnosis and treatments. You will work in a team with other scientific officers and will contribute to expand our highest standard bio-banking activities for National trials and to develop novel molecular diagnostic tests and help transfer these into clinically applicable diagnostic tools.

 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must hold a BSc in biological subject and ideally have experience of working to good laboratory practice & standard safety rules. Basic knowledge of computers that includes databases and word-processing is essential as well as experience with molecular biology techniques. Experience with massively parallel sequencing, flow cytometry or primary cell culture would be an advantage. Knowledge of a diagnostic laboratory would also be advantageous.

 

Department/Directorate Information

The Haemato-Oncology Research Unit is involved in a number of ground-breaking phase I, II and III clinical trials in myeloma and leukaemia, as well as being the central laboratory for scientific studies linked to a number of national clinical studies (including MRC, CRUK, and Myeloma UK funded studies).

Anti-cancer drug development has changed significantly in adult oncology, with the introduction of targeted agents. Treatment of adults with cancer has moved away from the concept of a ‘one size fits all’ to a more tailored and personalised approach. This approach ensures that the molecular profile of the patient’s tumour is determined so that the most appropriate drugs are used. 

The Division of Genetics and Epidemiology is led by Prof Richard Houlston, FRS, with whose team the Myeloma Molecular Therapy/Kaiser team is closely integrated. The Division is internationally renowned for its pioneering work in understanding the underlying genetic causes of cancer risk. High-quality laboratory, epidemiological and clinical research within the division is driven by energetic, innovative leadership and complemented by participation in national and international research consortiums, clinical collaborations and technological partnerships.

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 Martin Kaiser via email on [email protected]


About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you'll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

 

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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