Senior Scientific Officer : Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Senior Scientific Officer : Cambridge, United Kingdom

Senior Scientific Officer
Circa £26,000 pa inc

About the role
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with research experience to fill the position of a Senior Scientific Officer. You will work alongside the Clinician Scientist providing laboratory and technical support to the development and analysis of transgenic models, identification of renal cancer genes and the molecular dissection of renal cancer pathways. The role includes designing and performing experiments, analyzing experimental data, addressing problems in experimental protocols and results, and reporting data to the Clinician Scientist.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a clinician scientist within an established research team with world class expertise in tumour modeling. You will play a role in contributing to the group`s competencies, style and achievements.
You will be an integral member of the laboratory and expected to provide intellectual input and take part in lab meetings with other members of the lab. You`ll also be expected to organise/order materials and reagents for the lab, deal with vendors, and share lab maintenance duties.
About You
You will have a BSc degree in molecular biology, cellular biology or biochemistry with prior relevant laboratory research experience.
You will have experience in routine molecular biology techniques and cell culture as well as in-vivo methodologies. You should have strong communication skills and be confident dealing with people at all levels. You must be self-motivated and be able to work in a team environment. You should have strong computer skills and be proficient in MS Office applications.
About the Cambridge Research Institute
The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute (CRI) is a joint venture between Cancer Research UK and the University of Cambridge and is situated on the Addenbrooke`s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. The Institute aims to link the laboratory to the clinic and emphasises a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer-focussed research.
How to Apply
All applications should be made via Cancer Research UK`s careers website,
Our online application process involves attaching your CV and covering letter which should outline your interest in applying for this role and explain how you meet the criteria as set out in the role profile.
Please note interviews will be held on Thursday 13th January 2010.