Scientific Officer in Cancer Biology

25/07/2018, 23:55

Radiotherapy and Imaging
Magnetic Resonance
Full time
Fixed Term
5 months
£25,400 - £31,602
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 Cancer Research UK Cancer Imaging Centrewithin the Division of Radiotherapy and Imaging,is internationally recognised for its translational imaging work applied to cancer research. The centre is housed within a state of the art building with access to a wide range of clinical and experimental imaging systems and modern biochemistry and cell biology laboratories.


A full-time post of Scientific Officer/Research Assistant is available for 5 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension subject to funding, to provide laboratory support and expertise for research investigating tumour biological function and response to treatment.


The successful candidate will have a strong background in biomedical research and a minimum of 2-3 years hands-on experience with laboratory-based assays e.g. primary cell isolation/culture, functional cell assays, multi-colour FACS, ELISA, western blotting and qRT-PCR. Previous experience in working with in vivomodels of cancer or inflammatory disease will be an advantage.


The post holder will be involved in the planning, day-to-day running of the experiments and data collection/analysis. They will be expected to work independently and consult when appropriate. 

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

Funded by

Cancer Research UK
Additional Documentation for Candidates

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