Senior Scientific Officer - Histology

Cancer Research UK
December 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:£25,767 to £43,197
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Senior Scientific Officer - Histology

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Salary: from £25,767 to £43,197 (based on experience and qualification)



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Full time

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Scientific Officers



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Contract term: Permanent

About us

The CRUK Beatson Institute is a cancer research institute, situated in Glasgow with approximately 250 researchers split across 30 research groups consisting of PIs, postdoctoral scientists, PhD students and scientific officers. It is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, supporting cutting-edge work into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. As well as core support from Cancer Research UK, the Institute also receives an additional third of its total income from external grants and industry collaborations. It has an excellent reputation for fundamental cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis. Its research ethos is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity.

Position outline

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Scientific Officer in our Histology Department. The primary role of this position will be to provide support for colleagues in the delivery of an effective Histology service for scientific researchers at the Beatson.

The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a team, assisting and conducting procedures required for the production and maintenance of our Histology Service. You must be highly familiar with microtomy, tissue embedding, histological staining techniques, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, cryo-microtomy and specimen reception, handling and dissection. Having good tissue recognition skills and experience is desirable.

Other skills which would add to the support that you can provide to the service include experience/knowledge of molecular techniques such as in-situ hybridisation, spatial transcriptomics and knowledge and experience of digital slide scanning and image analysis software.

You should be able to work both independently and in close collaboration with the scientists and technicians associated with our research projects. In addition, you will be highly motivated and have good communication and organisational skills.

You should possess a Bachelors or Masters degree in biomedical science or equivalent and have a good understanding and demonstrable experience of the techniques required to support our Histology Services. Previous experience in a Histology Laboratory would be desirable.

For informal enquiries, please email [email protected]

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.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 40.5 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional maternity pay at 6 month's full pay (subject to service)
  • Shared parental leave
  • Cycle to work scheme that could save you 26-40% on a bike and accessories.
  • Access to Employee benefit schemes with discounts on supermarkets, cinema, travel and much more.
  • On-site secure parking
  • Closing Date: 1st December, 2023

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