Research Assistant in Flow Cytometry

University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

United Kingdom

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 20 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to assist in the provision of the Flow Cytometry core service to the Institute. You will be expected to manage the day to day operation of the cell sorters (FACS Aria, S6 Symphony at Containment Level 2) as well as routine maintenance. As Scientific Associate you will provide basic training for users of the analytical cytometers (Fortessa, MacsQuant, A5 Symphony, Imagestream and Vi-Cells.) and assist in developing technologies of benefit to the Institute. You will also assist researchers with experiment design and analysis of data.

Applicants will ideally have a degree in biological sciences and experience of working in a molecular biology laboratory. You will be highly organised with a flexible and cooperative approach to working and be able to demonstrate broad practical molecular biology skills. Experience with flow cytometers and cell sorters is desirable but not necessary.

Experience and knowledge of operating and training others in the use of complex biomedical equipment, excellent communication skills, good learning potential and the ability to troubleshoot problems that arise with the flow sorters and analysers is essential. Team working is crucial as the post holder will work alongside other cytometrists.

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: 30th January 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 SW29584 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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