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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 05, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Laboratory Technician to support projects within the laboratory of Professor Gerard Evan in the Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge. To view the Evan group webpage please see link below:

http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/evan

The laboratory is interested in the molecular processes that underlie tumourigenesis, tumour progression and tumour maintenance and are developing switchable mouse genetic models to identify therapeutic cancer targets.

Undertaking biochemical assays including preparation of samples and reagents, recording and preliminary evaluation of results. A variety of cell and molecular biological techniques will be required (cell transfection using expression constructs, Western blotting, PCR amplification, cloning, tissue culture, histology, immunohistochemistry). This work will be performed after initial consultation with his/her supervisor, largely unsupervised.

The job holder will assist in the development and modification of specialised techniques and methods necessary to undertake research. The techniques will vary as the research programme continues.

The job holder will also assist in the genetic and phenotypic characterisation of tumour models generated in genetically modified animals. The successful candidate will have HNC or the equivalent in a relevant scientific subject and experience of tissue culture, molecular and cell biology techniques.

Candidates should have good communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work to deadlines, able to carry out a number of versatile tasks as required and to work as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For all enquiries please contact Personnel - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH04643 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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