Research Assistant

All UK vacanciesAcademic or ResearchResearch Assistant

Biological Sciences,Biology,Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Short info about job

Salary: £25,298 to £30,175

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1379 4696624

Fax: +44-1380 7118835

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Research Assistant. Terms and conditions vacancy

The Hannon laboratory at the CRUK Cambridge institute is looking for a skilful and dedicated laboratory technician (Research Assistant, grade 5) to join the IMAXT team, a research group working on an ambitious project to produce molecularly annotated maps of solid tumours. The project is funded through one of the Cancer Research UK "Grand Challenge" grants (more information here

The selected candidate will work on a part of the project aimed at the production of a collection of highly specific single-chain antibodies against cancer markers and antigens, through the screening of complex libraries of single-chain antibodies by in-vitro display techniques. The candidate will assist other members of the team in producing the libraries, setting up the screening methodology, and identifying and testing the final products. The antibodies obtained by this project will be used to analyse tumour samples by a variety of experimental techniques.

The successful candidate should have a good theoretical knowledge in molecular biology, and excellent practical skills in molecular cloning, molecular biology and mammalian cell culture. Prior experience in a molecular biology laboratory is required, and prior experience with the production and handling of complex plasmid libraries would be advantageous.

In addition to this, the candidate should be able to work independently and to manage his/her own workload, while at the same time interacting efficiently with the research team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a strong requirement.

The position is initially offered for one year with potential for renewal.

The post is available immediately and will be held in the IMAXT laboratory, a research team at the Cambridge Institute, under the overall management of Dr. Gregory Hannon.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 10 September 2017. Interview dates are to be confirmed. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact [email protected]

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW13044 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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