Scientific Officer - Glioma Team

11/01/2019, 23:55

Molecular Pathology
Glioma Team
Full time
Fixed Term
2 years
£23,486- £26,588
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 Glioma Team is focused on understanding the biology of paediatric glioblastoma (pGBM) and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) such that we may improve the clinical outcome of children with these currently untreatable tumours. We have expertise in genomics and molecular cell biology of the human disease, and use this knowledge to design and test new drug treatments in novel mouse models.


A Scientific Officer position is available in our laboratory to underpin our translational biology work in ongoing clinical trials in DIPG. We receive specimens both nationally and internationally for molecular profiling and model generation, and the successful applicant will provide critical support for these experiments. The post holder will be expected to help co-ordinate sample receipt and processing, including DNA/RNA extraction and preparation for sequencing, in-house and externally. They will also assist in the preparation of fresh tissues for in vitro culture, as well as maintain these cultures and help in their molecular and phenotypic characterisation.


Experience of basic molecular biology assays and cell culture is essential, as are good organisational skills and an attention to detail. Training will be provided in specific techniques. A First or Upper Second Class honours degree in a relevant subject is essential, with knowledge or interest in childhood brain tumours an advantage. 

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

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