Research Assistant (Fixed Term)
We are pleased to advertise a post for a Research Assistant to use 3D
organoids and live-organoid imaging to study early cancer development in
breast epithelial cells in Dr Mona Shehata's group.
Breast cancers generally arise through genetic perturbations in particular the
acquisition of mutations and growth by clonal expansion. A key question for
understanding the early steps of breast cancer is how does the surrounding
microenvironment influence clonal expansion, enabling tumour progression.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to investigate
the interplay between early disease and the local microenvironment. The
successful candidate will apply state-of-the-art 3D organoid cultures to
improve our understanding of how breast cells develop into cancer. The role
holder would be expected to perform downstream analysis including live
organoid imaging, 3D immunofluorescence imaging, in-vitro stem cell assays and
FACS analyses. In addition, you will design and accurately execute experiments
and also establish and optimise protocols and techniques. It is essential that
you have a BSc or higher with a concentration in molecular biology, cancer
biology or a related field.
Informal inquiries about this position should be directed to Mona Shehata at
email@example.com with reference number RD27451 in the subject line.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted the successful candidate will be
required to undergo a security check.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first
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system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 8 August 2021
Interviews will be held virtually early w/c: 16 August 2021
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section
of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match
the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you
upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be
able to consider these as part of your application.
Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone
number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference RD27451 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
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encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible
to live and work in the UK.
Department of Oncology
20 July 2021
8 August 2021