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Senior Scientific Officer– Molecular Oncology
Reference number: PI/12/46
Starting salary: £22,100
Non-time limited position
The Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, an Institute of The University of Manchester, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients. Our advanced research programmes spans a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials. The Institute has outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry. We are situated in Manchester, England, a vibrant and dynamic city that is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has excellent transport links both nationally and internationally.
We seek an ambitious scientific officer to join the Molecular Oncology Group as a Cancer Research UK funded Senior Scientific Officer. The post holder will ensure smooth day-to-day running of the group and will be responsible for general laboratory administration, for ensuring that equipment and supplies are maintained and for dealing with any issues that arise promptly. Where necessary, they will assist other group members with ongoing research projects. The successful candidate will hold a BSc in biochemistry, biology, a relevant field or have relevant experience in these areas. They will work closely with other group members using various approaches, including next generation sequencing, molecular pathology and transgenic models of cancer (see Cancer Cell 2009, 15: 294; Cell 2010, 140, 209; Cancer Cell 2011, 19: 45; New England Journal of Medicine 2012, 366: 207; Genome Research 2012, 22: 196).
To apply for the position please click on the 'Apply Now' button to visit our website. For further information please contact Professor Richard Marais (details on our website).
The deadline for receipt of applications is 27th August 2012 and first round interviews will take place during the weeks commencing 3rd September 2012.