Advanced Research Assistant

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Dec 2021

The Opportunity:

The Garnett lab are seeking an Advanced Research Assistant to work on understanding the role of genetic interactions in human health and disease to guide discovery of innovate new precision medicines. This will involve working in a laboratory using a variation of molecular biology techniques to generate high quality data.

About the Team:

Cancer is a genetic disease caused by the accumulation of changes within the DNA of cells that confers a growth and survival advantage. The Translational Cancer Genomics team investigates how genetic alterations in cancer contribute to disease and impact on response to therapy. We use a multi-disciplinary team approach combining large-scale data generation in cancer cell models together with data science to address key challenges in cancer and drug discovery. Our research is at the interface of cancer genomics, cell biology and cancer therapeutics, with a clear focus on translating our discoveries into practice.

About the Role:

You will participate in an exciting project aimed at understanding the role of genetic interactions in human health and disease. Your primary role will be to perform daily laboratory work to 1) follow and optimise protocols for cloning, CRISPR-Cas9 screening and hit validation, 2) participate in the day-to-day operations of the lab, including monitoring lab resources, reporting equipment/experiment faults, and assist in troubleshooting.

About you:

The role will require you to be adaptable and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to closely coordinate with the Senior Staff Scientist leading this project. To reach the project targets, you are expected to be highly motivated, organised and to carry out complex experimental work independently.

For full role responsibilities and criteria, please download the job description.

Essential Skills
Technical Skills:

BSc (or equivalent) in a biological science or equivalent experience.
Experience in a working laboratory setting.
Ability to follow instructions/protocols accurately & efficiently.
Ability to keep good scientific records.
Computer literate.
Experience in mammalian cell culture
Competencies and Behaviours:

Proven ability to work effectively within a team.
Ability to work independently and organise own workload.
Demonstrable attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to regularly changing priorities & workloads.
Ability to build collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders


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