Research Assistant (Hannon Group) (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
June 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605-£33,966
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Contract Type:Fixed-term: The fund
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Research Assistant (Hannon Group) (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a bright and motivated Research Assistant to join our team at the CRUK Cambridge Institute (part of the University of Cambridge) to investigate the mechanisms surrounding cancer initiation, with a particular focus on early stage breast cancer.

You will be part of a small team, led by Dr Clare Rebbeck, which studies early events in breast cancer, looking on a genomic, transcriptomic and epigenetic level at the factors which potentially contribute to early transformation and those that may protect against it.

Our team is based and embedded within Professor Greg Hannon's laboratory, a multi-disciplinary group of scientists working on diverse areas ranging from fundamental RNA biology to metastatic cancer research and the development of new technologies.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and competent individual with excellent laboratory skills in molecular biology and tissue culture, including experience with mammary gland organoid culture. A background in relevant methods such as RNA extraction and qpcr is essential. Experience with RNA-seq or Single cell seq, is desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate should show initiative and independent thinking, possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and have the ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a diverse team.

As a member of our team and the Hannon laboratory, you will have the opportunity to contribute your own ideas to ongoing research activities. We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and scientific excellence.

Applicants should have a BSc or MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, Natural Sciences) as well as a reasonable amount of practical research experience.

For informal queries regarding the post please contact Dr Clare Rebbeck ([email protected])

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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 2-page Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference SW41761 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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  • Department/Location

    Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute








    22 May 2024

    Closing date

    12 June 2024

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