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Scientific Officer
Sutton, Surrey, London

Our Client is looking to recruit a Scientific Officer to join their established and very knowledgeable and busy team. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for maintaining and characterising genetically engineered murine models of paediatric tumours and organizing, performing, and reporting on pre-clinical trials.  This will include, but is not limited to, animal handling and health monitoring, drug administration, xenograft/allograft/orthotopic modeling, and accurate database keeping and maintenance.

The Role

This post is pivotal to the Paediatric Solid Tumour Biology and Therapeutics Team and its dynamic pre-clinical animal work.  The postholder will be expected to provide a robust and reactive technical support service to all in vivo activities of the team.

Key Responsibilities

o    Transgenic colony maintenance and characterisation

o    Non-invasive imaging and palpation for tumour monitoring and detection

o    Preparation and maintenance of experimental protocols, monitoring sheets, and databases

o    Dosing (IP, PO, IV, SC)

o    Execution of xenograft, allograft, and orthotopic modelling

o    Dissection and sample preparation/collection

o    Animal health monitoring

o    Ensure own work strictly adheres to good laboratory practice and home office regulations

o    Liaise with the BSU as required.

o    Protein/RNA/DNA extraction

o    Western blots

o    CDNA/RT PCR

o    Tissue culture

o    Lentivirus preparations

o    Cell culture manipulation including transduction/Transfection

Role Requirements

  • You must hold a current Home Office Personal Licence, with modules 1-3 and preferably module 4
  • Experience working as a Licensed Animal Technician in a research environment is preferable
  • Use of regulated procedures including Intraperitoneal, Subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous and intradermal injections is preferable, full training will be given on procedural work

Basic knowledge of laboratory techniques is advantageous, however full training will be given to the right candidate.

How to apply

To proceed with your application for this role, simply apply to this advert, or alternatively you can send your most recent up to date.

Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted. All successful applications are subject to S3 Science’s stringent vetting and security checks.

S3 Science is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

Salary: Competetitive with benefits
Date Posted: 25/08/2017
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