Job descriptionAs part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 400 researchers and support staff with around 20 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility. We are currently looking to recruit a Laboratory Manager (Senior) Scientific Associate to work in the Cancer Signalling and Therapeutics Laboratory, led by Group Leader Dr Pau Creixell, at the University of Cambridge at the Cancer Research UK - Cambridge Institute (CRUK-CI). We seek a highly talented, motivated, and experienced individual for this role, which will mainly involve scientific support and lab management, but also experimental research within our lab's research programme, as described below. In addition, you will assist the group leader in laboratory administrative, housekeeping and maintenance duties. Candidates without previous experience in similar roles may apply and, if selected, may initially be appointed as Scientific Associate. Candidates with previous demonstrable history of achievement and extensive experience in a similar role may be eligible for appointment as Senior Scientific Associate. You will also be able to assist the group leader in managing the lab and provide technical assistance and guidance to PhD students, postdocs, and other lab members. Our lab utilises a broad range of techniques, such as molecular cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification and biochemistry, transfection, western blotting, radioactivity-based protein kinase activity assays, crystallography, mammalian cell culture, drug discovery, cancer research and computational biology. Experience in any of these would be an advantage. We benefit particularly in being able to express and purify our own proteins, so expertise in this area would be welcomed. Willingness to do in vivo mouse and rat cancer model work as well as work with others in the institute in order to apply and obtain Home Office licences to do in vivo work is required. Applicants with experience in in vivo mouse models of cancer and who have held a Home Office licences will also have an advantage. Those who have held and/or written project licences in the past would have a distinct advantage in their application. The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance. Upon renewal of current funds and successful evaluation of performance, the position would become longer-term. You should have a BSc, MSc, or PhD degree level qualification in a relevant field. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment, a security check and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online. The closing date is 24th September 2023, with the interview date to be confirmed. Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV and list of publications, in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please quote reference SW37894 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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