Research Assistant

20/07/2018, 23:55

Sutton and London
Genetics and Epidemiology
Full time
Fixed Term
12 months
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.

We currently have a vacancy for a full time Research Assistant to join the Oncogenetics Team, led by Prof Rosalind Eeles at The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton. The aim of the role will be the provide support to the Oncogenetics research team to ensure the smooth running of studies in their research portfolio.

Applicants should have an excellent attention to detail and proficient IT skills, including MS office applications, for accurate data entry, sample coordination and administrative tasks. Good communication skills are essential by email and telephone. They should also be willing to further their IT knowledge learning to use various in house databases. Experience/knowledge from working in a medical/research or laboratory environment is desirable. The ability to work to high standards across a variety of tasks with constant regard to scientific and regulatory requirements is vital.

For more details please click on the link for the job description and person specification below.

Appointment will be on a fixed term contract for 1 year, with a starting salary of £20,090 p.a. Starting salary will be based on relevance of experience and skills.

To apply, please click on the Apply button below and follow the instructions.

When applying please provide a supporting statement as to why you are applying for this position and detailing your relevant experience, specifically addressing the person specification criteria; together with your CV including the names and addresses of two referees.


Closing date for applications: 20th July 2018

Interviews will be held in Sutton on: 1st August 2018


Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Eva McGrowder either by e-mail or by telephone on 0208 722 4483. Please note – this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this address.



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