We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant who will be based in the laboratory of Dr Daniel Munoz-Espin, who is a Group Leader in the Department of Oncology at the University of Cambridge. This is a new post funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and is available from 1 January 2018.
One of the main goals of the Dr Munoz-Espin's research programme is the understanding of the mechanisms and processes that contribute to the origin of cancer, with a focus on lung cancer, and how to translate this knowledge into the development of novel tools for early detection and therapy.
We are looking for a Research Assistant with relevant experience in animal work and colony management. In particular, with animal manipulation, genotyping, administration of substances, tissue and sample collection. In addition, experience in immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, molecular biology, and cell cultures is desirable, although not essential. Candidates must have a BSc or equivalent in a biological science or equivalent experience. It is also desirable that the successful candidate already holds a Home Office personal license. The Research Assistant will be expected to take an active part in ensuring that best practice is maintained in all regulated procedures. The Research Assistant will provide support to the animal management within the research programme of the group.
The laboratory of Dr Munoz-Espin is part of the Early Detection Programme of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre, (http://www.earlydetectioncambridge.org.uk/), which is core funded by Cancer Research UK (http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. Due to the internationally-renowned research institutions at the Cambridge Biomedical Research Campus (including the CRUK Cambridge Institute or the WT/MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute), the connections with Addenbrooke's and Papworth's hospitals, and the increase in the number of biotechnology companies. The academic excellence of the University of Cambridge has become a worldwide recognised core for cancer research. Our location affords our members ready access to state-of-the-art research equipment and clinical facilities, cancer animal models, human tissue samples, and the opportunity to forge collaborations with world class laboratory scientists and clinicians.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.
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Closing date for applications is the 8th October 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.
Please quote reference RD13226 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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