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Scientific Officer
Stockport, East

We have an amazing opportunity to work with one of the world’s leaders in the development of new oncology treatments and medicine as a Scientific Officer. You will be responsible for conducting In Vivo research in the preclinical pharmacology team. This is the perfect opportunity for someone that has got experience working in the Animal Science/Animal Research field or a recent graduate in a biological related discipline.

The salary for this role will be between £19,000 – £22,000 per annum.

The Role

In this role as a Scientific Officer, you will be responsible for various duties:

  • Be expected to hold a Home Office Personal Licence and work in accordance with the Animal Scientific Procedures Act 1986
  • Prepare patient samples (usually blood or tumour tissue) for in vivo use
  • Perform in vivo work; including implanting cells for xenograft studies or patient tumour tissue for PDX studies, drug administration, tumour monitoring (this may involve occasional weekend work), conducting surgical procedures and performing clinical observations
  • Use the automated data collection and study conduct software package to accurately record the details for all in vivo studies.
  • Perform ex vivo processing and analysis of xenograft tumour samples and circulating biomarkers
  • If required, conduct in vitro experiments (for example cell culture, drug treatment, western blotting) initially under close supervision with increasing independence as competence is demonstrated
  • Keep abreast of literature pertinent to current projects
  • Present at team/group meeting and journal club
  • Work efficiently, cost-effectively, and in a flexible manner
  • Share knowledge of techniques and procedures for the benefit of others
  • Provide specialist advice and guidance to colleagues
  • Makes significant contributions to the overall success of the group
  • Undertake any other duties, as requested by the CBC Preclinical in a vivo team leader

About you

The ideal Scientific Officer will meet all following requirements:

  • Work efficiently, cost-effectively and in a flexible manner
  • To meet objectives within pre-determined timescales
  • Effective communications to be maintained with staff at all levels
  • Strict adherence to protocols and Institute policies
  • To comply with Health & Safety requirements, including having an awareness of personal responsibilities to maintain a safe working environment
  • To contribute to the University’s agenda for social responsibility, including sustainability
  • Be a team player
  • To strive to accomplish the high quality of work
  • The post holder will be required to receive a Hepatitis B vaccination if not already immunised
  • To complete a security check screening as and when required

If this sounds like you please don’t hesitate to get in touch and apply now!

Salary: £19,000 - £22,000
Date Posted: 22/10/2021
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