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Higher Scientific Officer – Patient Derived Models, Organoid Group

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Location: Chelsea (London)

Key Information

Salary: Commencement on the salary range is subject to comparable skills and experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review.

This role is eligible for ICR Sponsorship. Support will be provided for costs associated with Visa application. If you are considering relocating to the UK, further information can be found here.

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term until 31st July 2025

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time)

Job Details

We are seeking to appoint a Higher Scientific Officer to join the Patient Derived Models team within the Division of Breast Cancer Research.  

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Ian Evans and will help with the derivation, characterization and biobanking of human breast cancer organoids. They may also be required to provide technical assistance with development, optimisation and processing of complex organoid experiments in collaboration with group members within the Centre.

Key Requirements

Applicants should have a BSc in biological sciences and previous cell culture experience preferably including methods of 3D cell culture. Other areas of interest include general molecular biology, biochemistry, and immunohistochemical techniques. Knowledge of breast cancer cell line models is advantageous. An interest in the use of in vivo models would also be advantageous.  

Department/Directorate Information

The team provides expertise and supports experimental design for the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre to enable patient-derived organoid (PDO) models to be utilised for translational studies, with the aim of identifying and characterising targets and associated biomarkers for breast cancer treatment. 

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Ian Evans via email on [email protected] 

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you’ll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

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. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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