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Position: Research Technician
Institution: Queen Mary University of London
Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are sought for an exceptional technician to establish and manage human tissue procurement in an active laboratory that undertakes research into the role of the microenvironment in oesophageal cancer. Furthermore, the position also involves performing laboratory techniques such as DNA extraction, immunohistochemistry and DNA sequencing. The applicant will work in Epithelia laboratory, in order to realise the objectives of a Cancer Research UK-funded Grand Challenge consortium that sets out to understand the role of the stroma in the development of inflammation-associated cancers and to develop novel therapies that block or reverse tumour growth by targeting cells involved in chronic inflammation
Requirements: Essential requirements for this post include an undergraduate degree in a relevant biological subject. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential
   
Text: Research Technician - QMUL17947 Department: Barts Cancer Institute Salary: £27,251 - £33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 3) Reference: QMUL17947 Date posted: 11-Mar-2019 Closing date: 05-Apr-2019 Job profile Apply online Overview: Applications are sought for an exceptional technician to establish and manage human tissue procurement in an active laboratory that undertakes research into the role of the microenvironment in oesophageal cancer. Furthermore, the position also involves performing laboratory techniques such as DNA extraction, immunohistochemistry and DNA sequencing. The applicant will work under the supervision of Dr Stuart McDonald, the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Clonal Dynamics in Epithelia laboratory, in order to realise the objectives of a Cancer Research UK-funded Grand Challenge consortium that sets out to understand the role of the stroma in the development of inflammation-associated cancers and to develop novel therapies that block or reverse tumour growth by targeting cells involved in chronic inflammation. The consortium (Storming Cancer) is a multidisciplinary group that includes leading experts with wet lab scientists, bioinformaticians and clinicians from multiple international Institutes. Essential requirements for this post include an undergraduate degree in a relevant biological subject. Previous experience in handling human tissue for research and a basic understanding of genetic and histological techniques is desirable. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential. The post is full time, fixed term position for up to 3 years (depending on successful annual reviews). Starting salary will be in the range £ £27,251 - £33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan. The Barts Cancer Institute requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (specified in the job description). Please be aware there are specific job descriptions for each post. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre are encouraged and can be made to Dr Stuart McDonald Tel: 0207 882 3800 or email s.a.mcdonald@qmul.ac.uk Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at www.bci.qmul.ac.uk To apply, and for full job details, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies and search for reference QMUL17947. The closing date is Friday 5 th April and the interviews are likely to be held shortly thereafter. Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality Apply online
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