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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)


The Hannon laboratory at the CRUK Cambridge institute is looking for a skillful and dedicated laboratory technician (Research Assistant, grade 5) to join the IMAXT team, a research group working on an ambitious project to produce molecularly annotated maps of solid tumours. The project is funded through one of the Cancer Research UK "Grand Challenge" grants (more information here https://imaxt.cruk.cam.ac.uk )

The selected candidate will work on a part of the project aimed at the production of a collection of highly specific single-chain antibodies against cancer markers and antigens, through the screening of complex libraries of single-chain antibodies by in-vitro display techniques. The candidate will assist other members of the team in producing the libraries, setting up the screening methodology, and identifying and testing the final products. The antibodies obtained by this project will be used to analyze tumour samples by a variety of experimental techniques.

The successful candidate should have a good theoretical knowledge in molecular biology, and excellent practical skills in molecular cloning, molecular biology and mammalian cell culture. Prior experience in a molecular biology laboratory is required, and prior experience with the production and handling of complex plasmid libraries would be advantageous.

In addition to this, the candidate should be able to work independently and to manage his/her own workload, while at the same time interacting efficiently with the research team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a strong requirement. The position is initially offered for one year with potential for renewal. The post is available immediately and will be held in the IMAXT laboratory, a research team at the Cambridge Institute, under the overall management of Dr. Gregory Hannon.

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.

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 10 September 2017. Interview dates are to be confirmed. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mailbox-hr@cruk.cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference SW13044 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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