Job Ref: 1441555
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, we lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally. The Institute of Cancer Research (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.
We seek to appoint a Scientific Officer/Higher Scientific Officer to join the newly established Signalling & Cancer Metabolism Team (led by Dr George Poulogiannis) based in the Division of Cancer Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research, London based in Chelsea. The research focus of our lab is to understand the signalling and metabolic networks that are related to cell growth and malignant transformation. We are using both in vitro and in vivo models to study the role of cancer metabolism in many aspects of tumour biology, including cell invasion and metastasis, oncogene-induced senescence and resistance to current treatment options. In line with these efforts, we seek to appoint an individual with experience in managing transgenic in vivo colonies and a strong background in the generation and characterisation of in vivo xenograft models.
Applicants should have a BSc (or equivalent) in biological sciences and previous experience with managing transgenic in vivo colonies, and generation of in vivo xenograft models. They are also required to have expertise in different in vivo blood collection and injection techniques including retro-orbital and tail-vein. Additional experience in cell culture, molecular biology and immunohistochemistry are highly desirable and excellent organizational and communication skills are essential.
Informal enquires can be made to Dr George Poulogiannis at George.Poulogiannis@icr.ac.uk. Please do not send your application to Dr Poulogiannis, formal applications must be submitted online.
To apply please submit your CV and covering letter (addressing where you meet the person specification and incl. the names and addresses of two referees) online.
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Opening For Scientific Officer / Higher Scientific Officer - London
Job Ref: 1441555