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Position: Laboratory Technician x2
Institution: University College London
Department: Cancer Institute - Oncology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Treatment Resistance Team, led by Prof Gerhardt Attard, focuses on studying detection and treatment in urological cancers and has been integrating circulating cell-free and tumour nucleic acids by combining genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomic data to discover novel markets for patient stratification and to track tumour clone dynamics in patients progressing through multiple lines of treatment. The aim is to improve the management and detection of prostate cancer patients and to discover novel drivers of resistance in multiple cancer types; We are seeking two highly motivated Laboratory Technicians to provide technical assistance to the Treatment Resistance Team, processing clinical samples in the form of liquid biopsies and solid tumours as well as to perform sequencing experiments with the ultimate goal of identifying resistance mechanisms to anticancer drugs in patient cohorts; These posts are funded for 1 year in the first instance
Requirements: Applicants must have a BSc degree and demonstrable hands-on experience working with liquid biopsies and/or tumour samples; Exceptional organizational and record-keeping skills are essential and knowledge and experience of biobanking, sequencing and clinical trials are of advantage
   
Text: Laboratory Technician x2, - Ref:1871987 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Cancer Institute Specific unit / Sub department Oncology Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £29,089 - £34,090 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Treatment Resistance Team, led by Prof Gerhardt Attard, focuses on studying detection and treatment in urological cancers and has been integrating circulating cell-free and tumour nucleic acids by combining genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomic data to discover novel markets for patient stratification and to track tumour clone dynamics in patients progressing through multiple lines of treatment. The aim is to improve the management and detection of prostate cancer patients and to discover novel drivers of resistance in multiple cancer types. We are seeking two highly motivated Laboratory Technicians to provide technical assistance to the Treatment Resistance Team, processing clinical samples in the form of liquid biopsies and solid tumours as well as to perform sequencing experiments with the ultimate goal of identifying resistance mechanisms to anticancer drugs in patient cohorts. These posts are funded for 1 year in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants must have a BSc degree and demonstrable hands-on experience working with liquid biopsies and/or tumour samples. Exceptional organizational and record-keeping skills are essential and knowledge and experience of biobanking, sequencing and clinical trials are of advantage. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply click the APPLY NOW button at bottom of this page. For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Cancer Institute HR Office ci.hr-office@ucl.ac.uk The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. Closing Date 29 Oct 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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