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Senior Scientific Associate, Flow Cytometry

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 20th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £31,406-£40,927
  • REF: SW29809
  • Closes: 20th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 22 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

We are seeking a Senior Scientific Associate to support and develop the services provided by the Flow Cytometry Core Facility. The role holder will interact with CRUK-CI research scientists, students and visiting scientists who regularly use the Facility. The role will involve providing advanced scientific and technical support, training and advice on all available equipment, software and technologies. The role holder will also deputise for the Core Facility Head when required ensuring the smooth running of the Core Facility.

Candidates must have a degree in biological sciences or a closely related field and experience in in providing a major service in an academic or industry environment. A Masters degree in biological sciences or a closely related field is highly desirable.

Extensive experience and knowledge of operating and training others on usage of flow cytometry equipment and scientific procedures is essential.

Excellent time management and organisational skills will be key to ensure we continue to provide a first class service and the successful candidate should show initiative and independent thinking, possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team.

Whilst not essential, the successful candidate would ideally have extensive experience in working in a flow cytometry core facility (shared resource laboratory) and experience working with CyTOF mass cytometers.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Richard Grenfell via email richard.grenfell@cruk.cam.ac.uk

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

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Closing date: 20th February 2022.

Interview date: TBC.

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 SW29809 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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