Application deadline: 12 Aug 2022
Institute: Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Country: United Kingdom
More information: https://www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk/recruitment/candidate/searchvacancies
About the role:
A key aim for the Cancer Biomarker Centre (CBC) at the CRUK Manchester Institute is to enhance clinical trials and improve outcome for cancer patients through liquid biopsy biomarker research. An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Scientific Officer to join the Cells and Protein (CAP) team within the CBC group to provide technical leadership for the development of novel biomarker assays and to validate and implement these assays for analysis of clinical samples. Techniques such as immunofluorescent imaging, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) will be employed. In addition, you will have oversight for the maintenance and performance of equipment and take a proactive hands-on role within the laboratory, supervising a team of laboratory analysts and working under Good Clinical Practice regulations. A key aspect of this role is communication with external partners, to ensure the quality of clinical sample collection is consistent with laboratory requirements.
You will be highly motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision. You will hold a degree in Biological Sciences (or have equivalent relevant experience) along with extensive experience of carrying out a number of routine cell biology and molecular biology laboratory techniques, including cell culture and protein expression analysis. A postgraduate degree in biological sciences would be desirable as would expertise in analysis of circulating tumour cells and/or the immune system. Experience in assay development and validation is essential, ideally gained working in a biomarker research environment.
You will be a self-starter with key qualities including independent thinking, and proactive problem solving. You will possess excellent written skills, be a confident communicator with excellent presentation skills, have effective organisational skills and be computer literate. You will possess experience supervising the work of others and in the processing and/or analysis of clinical samples together with knowledge of good clinical practice. Knowledge of cancer biology is highly desirable.
Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?
The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk), is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.
We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (www.christie.nhs.uk), one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.
How to apply?
To apply for this position please visit our website: https://www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk/recruitment/candidate/searchvacancies
For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Elaine Kilgour: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 12 August 2022
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