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Position: Higher Scientific Officer - Molecular Engineering
Institution: Institute of Cancer Research
Department: Breast Cancer Research
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Breast Cancer Now Research Centre is seeking to recruit a Molecular Engineer Higher Scientific Officer (HSO), who will support the Teams of the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre with genome engineering, science-driven vector design and high quality cloning capabilities. This is a core support position for a genome engineer to work in the improvement and development of new methods of genome engineering and their applications for cancer research. You will ideally already be skilled in gene targeting/genome engineering/gene editing, vector design and cloning, as well as lentiviral work
Requirements: You should have demonstrable skills in molecular biology techniques, RNA interference, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene engineering and/or lentiviral work. Excellent knowledge of tissue culture techniques is essential
   
Text: Higher Scientific Officer - Molecular Engineering Closing Date 19/10/2017 23:55 Location London Division Breast Cancer Research Team Cell Death and Inflammation Vacancy Type Full time Type of Contract Fixed Term Length of Contract 2 years Hours per Week 35 hours Salary Range £32,628 to £40,619 per annum inclusive based upon relevance of skills and experience 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 Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at the ICR is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research and its goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Formerly known as The Breakthrough Toby Robins Breast Cancer Research Centre, at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, it is located in state-of-the-art laboratory space, with excellent core facilities and funding. 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. Vacancy Description The Breast Cancer Now Research Centre is seeking to recruit a Molecular Engineer Higher Scientific Officer (HSO), who will support the Teams of the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre with genome engineering, science-driven vector design and high quality cloning capabilities under the supervision of Professor Pascal Meier. This is a core support position for a genome engineer to work in the improvement and development of new methods of genome engineering and their applications for cancer research. You will ideally already be skilled in gene targeting/genome engineering/gene editing, vector design and cloning, as well as lentiviral work. You should have demonstrable skills in molecular biology techniques, RNA interference, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene engineering and/or lentiviral work. Excellent knowledge of tissue culture techniques is essential. Knowledge of screening methods (PCR-based, microscopy and others) would be advantageous. Good communication and organisational skills are essential. You will have the opportunity to interact within a multidisciplinary environment of molecular biologists, clinicians, computer scientists and a network of international collaborators andwill also assist the Teams with functional genomics to validate and test hypothesis that will arise out of clinical or high-throughput omics data sets. Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 2 years. The full salary scale for the post is in the range from £32,628 to £40,619 per annum inclusive. Starting salary will be based on relevance of experience and skills. Informal enquires can be made to Professor Pascal Meier at Pascal.Meier@icr.ac.uk . To apply please submit your CV and covering letter (addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification and incl. the names and addresses of at least two referees) online . We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff. Funded by Breast Cancer NOW Job Description and Person Specification File upload field, to activate press space bar 203 Job Description & Person Specification_HSO_Meier.doc Additional Documentation for Candidates
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