Career Level Staff
Industry Research & Development
Qualifications PhD Requirements
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 400 researchers and support staff with 22 research groups. It provides a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment in cancer research, with state of the art facilities and core scientific resources, and good links with the scientific community of Cambridge.
We are looking to recruit a highly enthusiastic and motivated full-time Research Assistant to join the group of Prof. Richard Gilbertson. The principal aim of the Gilbertson lab is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of patients with cancer through improved understanding of tumour biology. With a particular focus on children’s brain tumours, the lab is working to understand the cellular and molecular origins of cancers and the pathways that drive them. The Research Assistant position will provide scientific and research support for a project aiming to identify mechanisms that protect neonatal stem cells from malignant transformation. The applicant will work towards understanding temporal changes using a multi-omic approach to identify the protective mechanism in neonatal mice which can be re-activated in adult stem cells as cancer preventatives.
The successful candidate will have a relevant degree in Biology with some record of research experience, experience in cancer biology is preferred. The candidate must have expertise in a variety of laboratory research techniques including; molecular biology (PCR, Western Blot, cloning and RT-qPCR) and cell culture. Experience of in vivo mouse experiments as well as tissue processing and immunohistochemical techniques are desirable.
The role holder must display an ability to manage their own research, involving data collection and analysis, methods development, interaction with the core facilities and coordination of multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. In addition the appointed candidate manages administrative activities and works independently as well as interacts well in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team environment.
For more information on the research project or the suitability of your research experience for the role, please email [email protected]
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 basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.
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The closing date is 3 November 2019, with the interview date TBC.
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