Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 20 research groups. It provides a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment in cancer research, with state of the art facilities and core scientific resources, and good links with the scientific community of Cambridge.

We are seeking a motivated Senior Scientific Associate to further develop advanced multiplexed tissue imaging assays within the newly established Ali lab. We will use imaging mass cytometry to probe the evolution of breast tumour heterocellular ecosystems during the course of disease progression and treatment. This will involve an array of in-situ techniques including standard histochemical stains, multiplexed immunofluorescence, in-situ hybridisation as well as imaging mass cytometry and quantitative image analysis mainly applied to primary human tissues but also encompassing ex-vivo models.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of imaging mass cytometry, multiplexed immunofluorescence and use of open source software for quantitative analysis of such data. Experience of three dimensional ex-vivo cell culture models and laboratory techniques necessary for genomic analyses is highly desirable. The candidate will have exemplary organisational and interpersonal skills, along with a keen desire to be a key member of a newly established lab.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

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The closing date is 16 December 2019, with the interview date TBC.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW21707 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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3 Dec 2019
16 Dec 2019