Higher Scientific Officer - Epigenetics and Genome Stability Team

31/01/2019, 23:55

Cancer Biology
Epigenetics and Genome Stability
Full time
Fixed Term
2 years
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 Genome Stability Team, led by Professor Jessica Downs is investigating the interplay between epigenetics and genome stability. The goal of this research is to understnad how the packaging and organisation of DNA in cells helps to maintain its integrity and prevent tumourigenesis.

A Higher Scientific Officer position funded by Cancer Research UK is available to investigate how chromatin modifying enzymes contribute to genome stability. The successful applicant will be able to liaise with other team members to work collaboratively and to support cutting edge scientific research. 

Applicants should possess a good degree  in a biological science such as cell biology or biochemistry. Experience with genetic engineering of mammalian cells is essential. Experience in chromatin biology and/or genome instability is desirable. 

Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 2 years. The starting salary will be £33,285 p.a. inclusive. 

Informal enquires can be made to Professor Jessica Downs at Jessica.Downs@icr.ac.uk. Please do not send your application to Professor Jessica Downs, formal applications must be submitted online

To apply, use the e-recruitment system by clicking on the 'Apply' button and complete the application form and submit your CV. Please include a statement with specific examples where you meet the person specification.

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

This Program is closed to applications.