CMDL Scientific Associate (Fixed Term)

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 05 May 2021

Applications are invited for a full-time Scientific Associate who will be based in the Cancer Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL), Clifford Allbutt Building, Hills Road, Cambridge.

The pioneering Integrated Cancer Medicine Program (ICM) and the newly launched Mark Foundation Institute for Integrated Cancer Medicine (MFICM), currently running in the CRUK Cambridge Centre, bring together knowledge, expertise and emerging technologies to establish a personalised cancer medicine strategy that diagnoses cancer early and individually stratifies, treats and monitors all patients (http://www.cambridgecancercentre.org.uk/ ). The CMDL, funded by NIHR-BRC and CRUK CC Integrated cancer medicine theme, is a key strategic resource for the ICM tasked with using cutting edge genomics methods for advanced diagnosis and clinical management of cancer at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre (http://www.cambridgecancercentre.org.uk/research/cancer-molecular-diagnostics-lab-cmdl ).

The Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR-BRC) at the Addenbrookes campus in Cambridge is a leading site for experimental medicine research (http://www.cambridge-brc.org.uk/ ).

Candidates are expected to have experience in all routine molecular biology techniques and tissue culture. Experience or knowledge of cancer genomics, next generation sequencing and ideally clinical diagnostics would be advantageous. Experienced applicants with either a PhD or equivalent relevant experience in molecular genetics, molecular biology, or genomics are encouraged to apply. Individuals registered with the HCPC as Clinical Scientists with equivalent research and development experience are also encouraged to apply.

The role holder will work in close collaboration with research groups at the CRUK CI and other institutions across the biomedical campus to introduce new molecular profiling assays which can be used in the clinic. The successful applicant will play a crucial part in consolidating CMDL and help coordinate processes for the group under the supervision of the Laboratory Director. This will require delivering a range of complex scientific work demanding skilled performance in lab work and taking responsibility for some areas of the service, as well as contributing to service development. The role will also require becoming proficient in and actively developing the laboratory information system currently operational in CMDL (Achiever Medical).

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Dr Shubha Anand, CMDL Director sa263@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

The CRUK funding supporting this position is available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

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The closing date for completed applications is 5 May 2021 with interviews expected to take place on Monday 17 May 2021.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 RD26267 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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


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