Scientific Officer, Cancer Biomarkers Team

31/07/2018, 23:55

Clinical Studies
Cancer Biomarkers
Full time
Fixed Term
1 year
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

The Drug Development Unit/Cancer Biomarkers Team has a vacancy for a scientific officer to work in our Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for molecular characterisation of tumour tissues, and circulating plasma DNA programmes. The post holder will be mainly laboratory based and responsible for carrying out routine scientific analytical work on blood and tumour samples from patients with prostate and other cancers in the Cancer Biomarkers Team.

The applicants should have experience of a range of basic molecular biology techniques, including knowledge of FFPE samples and circulating plasma DNA.  Familiarity with contemporary approaches to target validation and drug discovery are desirable.  They should have an interest in cancer, and have good laboratory and analytical skills with experience of working in a collaborative environment.


This is an ideal opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic scientist to join a dynamic research team with excellent collaborators and facilities at a highly recognised institute.


The position will be offered on a full-time basis. Appointments will be on a fixed term contract for one year in the first instance, and the salary will be on the SO scale (£25,400 - £26,339 pa inclusive) depending on experience. This post benefits from generous annual leave entitlement and a defined benefit pension scheme.


For more information on this position, please click on the job description and person specification below. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Suzanne Carreira ( ).

CVs must be submitted online, via the e-recruitment system. Please click on the red Apply button below and follow the instructions.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
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