Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
November 30, 2022
Offerd Salary:£27,929-£32,348
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Contract Type:Fixed-term: The fund
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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 20 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

The Brenton laboratory is focused on identifying new therapeutic approaches in patients with ovarian cancer using genomic and functional studies on primary tissues.

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join our team to assist with day to day running of the laboratory and in particular to support studies on primary cells and tissues from patients with ovarian cancer.

You will have the opportunity to work under your own initiative and apply your excellent problem-solving skills to troubleshoot challenging technical issues. You will contribute towards running of various projects within the laboratory as well as your own project; and you will present your work regularly at the lab meetings. You will assist in all aspects of the projects including: mammalian cell culture, patient derived organoid and xenograft generation. You will develop wide functional experience including drug screens, lentiviral transduction, FACS, confocal microscopy, as well as the receipt and processing of primary human ovarian tumour material. In addition, you will assist as required in general laboratory administrative, housekeeping and maintenance duties.

Applicants will have a BSc degree/MSc in biological sciences and experience of working in a molecular biology laboratory. Practical experience in mammalian cell culture is highly desirable but we will be delighted to consider very motivated individuals who can demonstrate excellent relevant laboratory skills. A good working knowledge of cell and molecular biology are required as are strong IT and communication skills. You should be conscientious, ambitious, with the ability to work well both independently and part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

Closing date: 30th November 2022

Interview date: to be confirmed

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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 email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW32941 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and 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.

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    18 November 2022

    Closing date

    30 November 2022

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