Scientific Officer / Higher Scientific Officer- maternity cover

31/12/2019, 23:55

Structural Biology
Structural Biology of Cell Signalling
Full Time or Part Time
Fixed Term
7 months
£26,000 - £32,000
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 five 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 objective of this post is to provide support within Dr Sebastian Guettler’s group in the Divisions of Structural and Cancer Biology for research into the structure and function of proteins. The post holder will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team investigating signal transduction mechanisms in the Wnt pathway and the molecular mechanisms of telomere protection and length homeostasis. The work will involve lab managerial responsibilities and the support of research activities (molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics) by other team members.

For a concise overview of our work, please visit or our group website at

The successful candidate will have first degree in a biological science, i.e. biochemistry or molecular biology. PhD in a biological science subject is desirable for Higher Scientific Officer appointments. Demonstrable extensive experience with molecular biology tools (cloning) is essential for this post.

This appointment is to provide maternity cover on a fixed term contract for up to seven months on either a full time or part time basis. Please be aware that the appointment could terminate earlier, dependent on the duration of the substantive post holder's absence. 

To apply please submit online application on the ICR Careers site, attaching your CV with the supporting statement (addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification, a brief description of your research experience and incl. the names and addresses of at least two referees).

For more details, please refer to the job description and person specification.

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

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