Higher Scientific Officer (In vivo Mouse Models for Immuno-Oncology)

17/08/2019, 23:55

Breast Cancer Research
Cell Death and Immunity
Full time
Fixed Term
3 years in the first instance
£33,285 - £37,359
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.

A Higher Scientific Officer (HSO) animal research position is available in the laboratory of Professor Pascal Meier, The Breast Cancer Now Research Centre at the ICR, Fulham Road, London.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of in vivo research projects using breast and lung cancer models to facilitate our understanding of immunogenic cell death.

Applicants should be pro-active and be specialized in in-vivo assays. They must have an appropriate degree and a current Home Office Licence, including modules A-C (modules 1-4). The ICR insists on high standards of animal welfare and meticulous record keeping in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Applicants will have extensive hands-on experience working with genetically engineered murine models. We are seeking a team player able to confidently interact with members of the research group and to advise on complex experimental design. Rigour in animal procedures, SOPs and protocols are key.

Experience using in vivo models is essential and use of of breast cancer models, xenografting and transplantation-based techniques are highly desirable. Further, familiarity with immunity research is desirable. Good organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize workload to meet project requirements will be essential.

We offer a supportive team environment, and the opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic group engaged in cutting edge research. The successful applicant will closely interact with other researchers within the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre and the ICR.

The appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract and will be available for a period of 3 years in the first instance. The full salary scale is within the range of £33,285-£37,359 per annum inclusive, based upon relevance of skills and experience.  Informal enquiries can be made via email to Prof. Pascal Meier (pmeier@icr.ac.uk). Please note – this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address.

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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