Scientific Officer - Biological Services Unit

Cancer Research UK

United Kingdom

August 12, 2022


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Scientific Officer - Biological Services Unit

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Salary Range: £21,220 to £34,536 depending on experience



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Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres. It supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. The Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the-art core services and advanced technologies with special emphasis on imaging, metabolomics and in vivo models of cancer.

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We currently have a vacancy for a Scientific Officer (Experienced Animal Technician) in the Biological Service Unit at the Institute. You will assist the Unit Managers in the provision of a working animal unit, whilst complying with the standards set by the UK legislation, Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and EU Directive 2010 with regard to the correct environmental conditions, care, husbandry and welfare of the animals, and ensuring compliance with the 3Rs whilst adhering to all relevant safety regulations.

Candidates should ideally have had some work experience with animals in Laboratory settings and/or animal technician duties and possess/or must be prepared to undertake Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) qualifications (or have equivalent animal care qualifications). They must have a caring attitude towards animals and improving their environment. Other skills required include computer literacy, a high level of personal organisation and a flexible approach to working hours, as the role involves weekend and bank holiday work on a rota. You should be able to work both independently and in close collaboration with the scientists and technicians in the unit.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our overarching research ethos at the Institute is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity. The diversity of our staff and students is also what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.

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Closing Date: 12 August 2022

About the employer

Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. As the world's...