Scientific Officer Molecular Cell Biology


Job Title: Scientific Officer Molecular Cell Biology Closing Date of vacancy: 19 October 2015
Division: Breast Cancer Research
Team: Molecular Cell Biology
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Length of Contract: 36 months
Salary Range: £24,654 to £30,673 p.a. inclusive (full salary scale)
Work Location: London
Hours per week: 35

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FMedSci, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

Breast Cancer Now’s Research Centre at the ICR is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research and its goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Currently known as The Breakthrough Toby Robins Breast Cancer Research Centre, at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, it is located in state-of-the-art laboratory space, with excellent core facilities and funding. The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

We currently have a vacancy for a Scientific Officer in our Molecular Cell Biology Team, led by Professor Clare Isacke. The objective of this post will be to spend 75% of the time participating in research projects in Professor Isacke’s laboratory that focus on the process of breast cancer metastasis. In particular the applicant will be involved in projects using in vivo models of breast cancer metastasis. Approximately 25% of the time will be spent on laboratory management duties. The Institute of Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Now’s Research Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities and the post-holder will have access to a wide variety of training opportunities.

Applicants should possess a BSc or equivalent in molecular biology or cell biology. Experience of working in a research laboratory is essential, together with excellent organisation skills. Experience of working with in vivo models of cancer would be advantageous. The appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 3 years in first instance, with a starting salary in the range of £24,654 to £29,564 per annum inclusive based upon relevance of skills and experience. The full salary scale is within the range of £24,654 to £30,673 per annum inclusive.

Informal enquiries can be made via email to Marjan Iravani ( Please note this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address

To apply please upload your CV and covering letter (addressing with specific examples how you meet the person specification and incl. the names and addresses of two referees) online.

Interviews will be held on 28th October or 30th October 2015.

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