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Research Assistant [Temporary Cover] (Secondment)


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 Carroll laboratory is focused on understanding mechanisms of estrogen receptor (ER) transcriptional activity in breast cancer. We take a genomic, proteomic and molecular approach to delineate mechanisms underlying ER activity, with particular emphasis on defining mechanisms of drug resistance.

We are looking for a Scientific Associate to join our team to assist with day to day running of the laboratory and to assist with processing of genomic samples, particularly ChIP (Chromatin immunoprecipitation) and ChIP-seq samples.

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 and you will present your work regularly at the lab meetings.

Applicants will ideally have a degree in biological sciences and experience of working in a molecular biology laboratory, a MSc is highly desirable but not essential. You will be highly organised with a flexible and cooperative approach to working and be able to demonstrate broad practical molecular biology skills. Experience in genomic technologies is desirable but not necessary. The position will be for a two year fixed period.

Fixed-term: 2 years or the return of the post holder, whichever is sooner.

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.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 14th May 2017. The interview date is TBC.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. 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 quote reference SW11972 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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