Senior Scientific Associate - Miller Lab (Fixed Term) : Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Scientific Associate – Miller Lab (Fixed Term)
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
The Miller Lab is a new cancer systems biology group that uses experimental and computational approaches to characterise human cancers. The group is looking to appoint a Senior Scientific Associate to act as the lab manager to help build the wetlab part of the group. The position is offered as a 3 year fixed term contract in the first instance. We will use a range of high throughput molecular and phenotypic assays including genomic, proteomic, and cell proliferation assays to identify the tumour-intrinsic and -extrinsic mechanisms driving cancer (http://www.miller-lab.org/).
Working closely together with the group leader, as the lab manager of a recently started lab, you will facilitate the establishment of the lab, implement assays and technologies, perform daily management tasks, teach techniques to new lab members, and assist with projects in cancer biology related to cell signaling and cell-cell communication (in vitro). Depending on your experience, you are also encouraged to develop and optimise research projects and/or lead research projects independently.
The ideal candidate has proven research experience as a technician, scientist, or lab manager working within cell biology or cancer biology. You must love scientific investigation, have a good work ethic and excellent organisation skills, be detail-oriented, persistent, and passionate about working together to build a successful laboratory.
About Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has teamed with the University of Cambridge to create the world class Cambridge Institute (CI) situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.
The Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and contains new state-of-the-art research facilities. (http://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/).
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
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The closing date for applications is Friday 27 March 2015.
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