Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Higher Scientific Officer - Myeloma Group

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Sutton, United Kingdom

Higher Scientific Officer – Myeloma Group

Closing Date 

08/02/2020, 23:55



Molecular Pathology

Myeloma Group
Vacancy Type 

Full time
Type of Contract 

Fixed Term
Length of Contract 

2 years
Hours per Week 

Salary Range 

£32,000 – £44,400
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. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
Vacancy Description 

The myeloma molecular therapy group runs a wide-ranging portfolio of projects including basic cancer biology, biomarker discovery and precision medicine clinical trials programmes. As part of these projects, the laboratory interacts with a diverse range of collaborators, contract research organisations, pharmaceutical companies and funding charities.

The main duties of this post will be to oversee and conduct biomaterial processing and biomarker profiling, including support for high-throughput cell based and other screening activities in line with and in accordance to tissue governance clinical trial regulations. The post holder will report directly to the Team Leader on all Team related scientific and line management responsibility matters. Applicants would be expected to bring tissue governance, as well as biomarker development experience.

The position will be offered initially on a fixed-term contract of 2 years. The full salary scale for the post is £32,000 to £44,400 p.a. inclusive. Starting salary is expected to be £32,000 but relevance of skills and previous experience may be taken into consideration.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr Martin Kaiser ( Please note – these address is for enquiries only; applications must be submitted in line with the instructions below.

To apply please submit an online application form, attaching your CV with bibliography, a brief description of research experience and covering letter (addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification and incl. the names and addresses of at least two referees)

Previous applicants need not apply.

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