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Oesophageal Cancer Projects Laboratory Manager

MRC Cancer Unit

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 09th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £30,942-£40,322
  • REF: SK25644
  • Closes: 28th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Manager who will be a key member of the team supporting Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald and working alongside the Group Research Manager. The Fitzgerald lab conducts a range of high profile, UK wide projects to improve early diagnosis and outcomes for patients with oesophageal cancer. One of these is the OCCAMS study (Oesophageal Cancer Clinical and Molecular Stratification) which is a UK-wide network of clinical centres recruiting patients diagnosed with oesophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma with the aim of creating a comprehensive molecular atlas to inform the next generation of treatment for this aggressive disease.

The infrastructure we have developed ensures high quality data and sample collection from multiple collaborators and members of the OCCAMS network. We hold samples and data from over 4,000 patients collected from over 20 centres. These data have been the vehicle for the molecular characterisation of oesophageal adenocarcinoma as part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), including whole genome sequencing, RNAseq and methylation arrays. These data are leading to drug trials and international collaborations. To date we have generated whole genome sequencing data on over 1,000 genomes comprising (400+ patients) with matched RNAseq and methylation arrays where possible.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Fitzgerald laboratory and OCCAMS team to manage and contribute to the day to day running of the laboratory-related activities ensuring that deadlines are met efficiently. This will involve close liaison with the clinical team in Cambridge and the other OCCAMS centres. The post will involve a combination of wet lab and administrative duties. The successful candidate will have laboratory skills including library preparation for next generation sequencing and be highly organised and adept at project management.

The post holder will be based in Cambridge working within an established translational research programme headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. For more information visit https://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/rebecca-fitzgerald.

The role holder must have been Educated to degree level/ vocational level 6 in a biomedical field or equivalent experience within a science research environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2024 in the first instance.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th February 2021 with interviews expected to take place week commencing 8th March 2021.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager

Please quote reference SK25644 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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