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Senior Scientific Associate - Hannon Lab (Fixed Term)

The CRUK Cambridge Institute is a world class centre for cancer research performing leading science ranging from basic cancer biology to clinical application. In the Hannon laboratory we have a long history of developing new tools to address cutting-edge scientific questions. We have recently developed a CRISPR-based resource to target genes both individually or in combination and we believe this will become an invaluable tool for the study of combinatorial therapy in cancer.

We are seeking to a appoint a Senior Scientific Associate to propel the further development of this CRISPR-based resource using a series of techniques including molecular biology, cloning, CRISPR editing, cell culture, NGS methods and genome-wide screens. The role holder will operate as part of the newly founded Functional Genomics Facility and will have the possibility of collaborating with Milner Therapeutics for translational research.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience in working in a molecular biology laboratory and the ability to work independently. A PhD degree in a relevant field is preferable. The candidate must have expertise in molecular biology and cell culture. Experience in NGS library preparation, genome-wide screens and genome editing technologies is highly desirable. Some experience in NGS data analysis would be advantageous. The successful candidate should be highly organised, show initiative and independent thinking and possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.

For up to date information about the research group, including our most recent publications, please see our website at: Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year 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, a health assessment 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 post is full-time but applications are welcome from those who would like to work flexibly.

The closing date is 24th June 2018, with the interview date to be confirmed.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Please quote reference SW15705 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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