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Senior Scientific Officer
Various Locations

Job reference: BM&H-13499

Location: Various Locations

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/06/2019

Salary: £24,776 - £41,536 per annum, dependent upon experience.

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Hours per week: 37

Contract Duration: Permanent

About the role:

We are currently looking for a Senior Scientific Officer to provide high-level technical support to research groups across the Institute during periods of maternity, paternity and adoption leave in order to maintain progress on key projects and research goals within the corresponding research group. During periods when this cover is not required the post holder will be based within the Institute Transgenic Production Facility (TPF) to provide support for all aspects of the service including molecular biology, cell culture and in vivo. The TPF works closely with the researchers across the Institute providing a comprehensive service in the generation of new genetically modified mouse lines using the new CRISPR technology. It is responsible for the design of the best targeting strategy and for the production of all the reagents required for the process.

About you:

You should have a degree in Biochemistry, cell biology, genetics or a related subject (or equivalent relevant experience) along with extensive experience in mouse embryo manipulation, microinjection and surgical embryo transfers. Experience in mouse molecular genetics and in cryopreservation and recovery of mouse sperm and/or embryos is also required.  In addition, you will be successful at adapting to changing situations and  environments.  Extensive experience across multiple laboratory techniques is desirable as is the ability to inspire and motivate colleagues and any students and technicians with whom interactions are necessary.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.  We are currently situated at The Oglesby Cancer Research Building in South Manchester and at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Stuart Pepper


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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