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Scientific Officer: Cell and Protein Team

Job Details
Closing Date: 2021-07-18
Institution: Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Term: until 31st March 2023
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Cancer/Oncology, Scientific Officer
Salary: £20,404 - £25,000
Line 1: Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
City: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

Scientific Officer: Cell and Protein Team

Cancer Biomarker Centre, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK

About the role:

CRUKMI are looking for a Scientific Officer to join the Cell and Protein Team within the Cancer Biomarker Centre (CBC) group led by Prof Caroline Dive CBE.

CBC has an international reputation for liquid biomarkers with an overall goal to facilitate cancer precision medicine. This post is funded by the Manchester Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, which brings together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute and University of Manchester to work on cancer research with an unwavering focus on offering the best treatment options to patients through precision medicine.

Working within the Cell and Protein team you will undertake the processing and analysis of blood and tumour samples to develop and analyse biomarkers to monitor tumour and immune status and responses in cancer. Biomarkers will include immune lymphoid/myeloid cell populations, inflammatory markers, cytokines and circulating tumour cells using techniques such as flow cytometry, imaging and gene expression analysis. You will work with other CBC staff to process and characterise samples from clinical studies with full training and supervision provided, including guidance on regulations relating to Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

About you:

You should have a degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology or medical sciences (or equivalent relevant experience) and have experience of a range of laboratory analytical techniques including some of the following: flow cytometry, immunocytochemical analysis, immunofluorescent analysis, RNA extraction, gene expression analysis, tissue culture. You will have good written skills and be computer literate. In addition, you should be self-motivated, organised and willing to work as part of a large multidiscipline team.

Relevant experience working in a cancer and/or immunology research setting and experience in processing/analysis of clinical samples is desirable. Previous experience in a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) environment and/or in a clinical setting and knowledge of computer databases in a laboratory setting, e.g. Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) would also be advantageous. Presentation skills along with knowledge of cancer biology and/or immunology is highly desirable.

How to apply?

  • To apply for this position please visit our website
  • For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Elaine Kilgour
  • Application deadline: 18 Jul 2021