Location
Sutton (Greater London)
Department
Molecular Pathology
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Salary Range £32,000 - £44,400 per annum
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Key Information

Salary: 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 12 months 

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

Closing Date: 22 July 2022

Job Details

Summary of Role

A position for a Higher Scientific Officer is available from September 2022 in the Molecular & Systems Oncology Team (Huang Lab) in The Institute of Cancer Research based in Sutton. The objective of this post is to provide high-level technical support for projects underway in the laboratory. The role will involve isolation and QC of of DNA/RNA/protein from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue, frozen tissue and blood.  The candidate will also have responsibility for the construction of tissue microarrays, immunohistochemistry and digital image anayslsis. The HSO will be responsible for maintaining accurate inventories of tissue specimens including those from clinical trials as well as the coordination for pathological analysis.  There will be an opportunity to learn genomic and proteomic analyses as part of the role. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with state-of-the-art facilities. 

Key Requirements

Applicants will hold a MSc. or PhD in Biological Sciences, Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Pathology or a similar discipline.  Applicants holding a MSc. are expected to have significant post-qualification experience in a relevant discipline.  Applicants must have good laboratory and analytical skills with experience in working in a collaborative environment.  Extensive experience in tissue processing, histological techniques and extraction of DNA/RNA/protein from fixed/frozen tissue is essential.  Experience with molecular biology techniques (qPCR, DNA sequencing) is also required.  Prior work in the construction of tissue microarrays would be advantages. In addition, hands-on experience in genomic/transcriptomic/proteomic experiments would be desirable.

Department/Directorate Information

This post will be in the Division of Molecular Pathology in Sutton. 

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. 

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.

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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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