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Research Assistant (fixed-term)

A dedicated and enthusiastic Research Assistant is required to join the oesophago-gastric research group at the MRC Cancer Unit at the University of Cambridge which is led by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. The group has a clinical perspective and has a number of translational studies and clinical trials ongoing. Fitzgerald Group Research

 The post-holder will be required to perform experiments using model in vitro cell based systems and human samples and to support other laboratory personnel. A wide range of techniques will be employed including immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, PCR, preparation of human tissue samples for sequencing and downstream functional studies. A solid background in cell and molecular biology is essential as well as a willingness to perform sample tracking and basic data analyses

The position is funded by CRUK and is available 31 March 2021.

Salary will be on the scale £25,298 - £29,301 pa (Grade 5) dependent on relevant experience.

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

To apply online for this vacancy please go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14267/ .  This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, CV and the contact details of two employment referees 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 quote reference SK12676 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel.

Closing date for applications is 25 July 2017; Interviews will be held on w/c 31 July 2017

 


 

 

Laboratory Informatics Developer (fixed term)

£34,956 - £46,924 pa

 Applications are invited to apply for a Laboratory Informatics Developer position working as part of an established translational research programme within the MRC Cancer Unit and headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. The focus is on novel endoscopic and non-endoscopic tools for the early detection of Barrett’s related neoplasia and molecular biomarkers for risk stratification. The laboratory produces large quantities of sample, clinical and experimental data, including whole genome sequencing. For more information visit http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/rebecca-fitzgerald

The post holder will be based primarily within the Clinical Informatics Office, Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, and will be responsible for developing the lab's data management approaches. This will include:

-     Adopting and developing code for management of clinical data, stored in Open Clinica and LabKey databases

-     Implementing a system for tracking laboratory samples and reagents

-     Implementing systems for integrated data views of clinical and laboratory data

-     General responsibility for the Lab's data management strategy.

The post holder will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a scientific/mathematics discipline, have excellent communication skills (written and oral) and be highly motivated.

The role is highly collaborative, and will require close interaction with Laboratory scientists, Clinical Nurses, Bioinformatics scientists and other members of support staff. We are seeking applicants experienced in developing data management solutions, especially in a laboratory environment.

This position is CRUK funded and available for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. The successful applicant would be appointed at an appropriate point on the University of Cambridge salary scale.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant security checks.

For further information and to apply online for this vacancy go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14291/ . This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, CV and the contact details of two employment referees 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 quote reference SK12699 in your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel.

Closing date for applications is 6 August 2017; Interviews will be held on 31 August 2017

 


 

Research Associate/Clinical Research Associate (fixed term)

Applications are invited to apply for a Research Associate or Clinical Research Associate position within an established translational research programme headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, MRC Cancer Unit. For more information please visit http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/rebecca-fitzgerald

The overall focus of the research programme is to understand the earliest steps of cancer development and to apply this knowledge to develop clinical molecular tests for the early detection of cancer. Oesophageal cancer is a relevant disease to study because it is a prime example of a cancer which often presents late resulting in poor outcomes for patients.  On the other hand we know that it develops slowly from a metaplastic condition called Barrett’s oesophagus which is usually undiagnosed. There is therefore the opportunity to try to find better clinical pathways to detect patients at an earlier stage of their disease when it is curable.

 

Clinical Research Associate (£31,614-£54,741 pa)

This is an ideal opportunity for a clinically qualified scientist with a passion to be involved in translational research as a stepping stone toward an independent career. The overall focus of the research programme is to understand the earliest steps of cancer development and to apply this knowledge to develop clinical molecular tests for the early detection of cancer. Oesophageal cancer is a relevant disease to study because it is a prime example of a cancer which often presents late resulting in poor outcomes for patients. On the other hand we know that it develops slowly from a metaplastic condition called Barrett’s oesophagus which is usually undiagnosed. There is therefore the opportunity to try to find better clinical pathways to detect patients at an earlier stage of their disease when it is curable.

The role holder’s main research will involve developing and optimising methods for detecting patients at risk of oesophageal cancer. This will build on emerging data describing the molecular landscape of oesophageal cancer from projects such as the International Cancer Genome Consortium and the TCGA and developing novel practical algorithms for early detection of cancer from blood or from the Cytosponge cell collection device. There is ample clinical material available to develop the assays and from clinical trial material to rapidly test promising approaches.

This project provides an exciting opportunity to develop clinically relevant molecular diagnostic assays for detecting and risk stratifying Barrett’s oesophagus. The assays will be applied to model systems and clinical samples including biopsies and a novel cell collection device in clinical trial from our group called the Cytosponge. The post will also provide opportunities for the researcher/clinical researcher to work on -omics data down to a single cell level generated from patients the International Cancer Genome Consortium to help inform our understanding of the development and progression of this cancer and apply the knowledge to biomarker assays.

 

Research Associate (£30,175-£38,183 pa)

We are seeking applicants with a PhD in Cancer Biology or a relevant subject and relevant postdoctoral experience or clinically qualified applicants with full GMC registration specialising in a relevant field (Gastroenterology, GI surgery, Oncology, Pathology or Cancer Genetics) with proven research experience with sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the field of molecular biology and next generation sequencing is essential, as is previous experience of working in the cancer biology field.

The post holder should have a strong desire to contribute to the translational work being undertaken within the group. Excellent practical experience in experimental molecular biology laboratory work is essential including knowledge of next generation sequencing. Experience working with human samples is an advantage. A track record of peer-reviewed publications is also desirable.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate their capability of abstract thinking as well as their potential to develop and pursue scientific projects in the field of cancer biology.

This is a fixed term 3-year position funded by the Rosetrees Trust. Salary is dependent on relevant postdoctoral experience.

 

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application and an Honorary Clinical Contract with the appropriate Trust for the position of Clinical Research Associate.  To apply online for this vacancy please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14196/  This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, list of publications, current and future research plans (two sides of A4 only) and the Clinical Research Associate additional information form 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 SK12611 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel.

Closing date for applications is 28 July 2017    Interviews will be held on w/c 31 July or w/c 7 August 2017

 


Clinical Research Associate (fixed term)

£31,614 - £54,741 pa

Applications are invited to apply for a Clinical Research Associate position within an established translational research programme within the MRC Cancer Unit and headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald working with Dr Massimiliano di Pietro. The focus is on novel endoscopic and non-endoscopic tools for the early detection of Barrett’s related neoplasia and molecular biomarkers for risk stratification.  For more information visit http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/rebecca-fitzgerald

Applicants need to be clinically qualified with full GMC registration and an Honorary Clinical Contract in place by the start of the appointment. Competence in performing upper GI endoscopy is essential with experience in advanced endoscopic imaging and clinical research being advantageous. The post holder will have excellent communication skills (written and oral) and be highly motivated. There will be possibility for the candidate to undergo training in advanced endoscopic therapy modalities for Barrett’s related neoplasia (including EMR and RFA), in line with the new British and European Society of Gastroenterology Guidelines for the management of Barrett’s oesophagus.

 This position is NIHR and CRUK funded and available to 31 March 2019.The successful applicant would be appointed at an appropriate point on the University of Cambridge clinical salary scale.

 The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant security checks.

For further information and to apply online for this vacancy go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13977/ . This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, CV and the contact details of two employment referees 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 quote reference SK12419 in your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel.

The closing date for applications is 5 July 2017. Interviews will be held on 17 July 2017

 


 

Research Centre Manager

£39,324 - £49,772pa

We seek an energetic and skilled manager with prior relevant experience, for this senior role in managing an active cancer research institute in the University of Cambridge. The Hutchison/MRC Research Centre is a purpose-built institute that houses the Medical Research Council (MRC) Cancer Unit and components of the Department of Oncology, and includes advanced scientific resources for molecular cell biology, imaging and data analytics. Research programmes within the institute span basic to patient-led research on cancer, with overall funding of >£7M annually. This position will be held in the MRC Cancer Unit and based within the institute, which is located in the rapidly expanding Cambridge Biomedical Campus based on the Addenbrooke's Hospital site.

The post-holder's main responsibilities will be: (1) to ensure the efficient and effective provision of essential scientific facilities and support services (including molecular cell biology, computation/IT, advanced microscopy) for researchers in the Centre, through the management of staff teams involved in laboratory infrastructure, IT and health and safety, comprising ~20 staff. (2) to ensure effective allocation and management of core infrastructure and MRC Cancer Unit funds, secured via quinquennial review and through annual capital bidding processes for specialized scientific equipment, and (3) to ensure cost-effective upkeep of the Centre's building infrastructure, services and advanced instrumentation. In this senior position, the post-holder will line manage staff leading the Centre's teams for laboratory infrastructure, IT and health & safety, and play a key role in developing future strategy to deliver these responsibilities.

Candidates should be educated to BSc level or equivalent in biomedical science or other relevant subject, and should have a postgraduate management/financial qualification, or equivalent knowledge and experience gained in a relevant research environment.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability (ideally through prior experience) to effectively manage complex multi-£M budgets over periods of several years, and be able to produce and communicate financial reports and forecasts using appropriate software. Candidates must demonstrate (ideally through prior experience) sufficient understanding of scientific and IT issues to manage provision of essential infrastructure, instrumentation and facilities. Candidates must have significant line and team management experience, preferably in a service provision environment. Experience of a senior managerial role in the biomedical research sector, or a similar organisation, is preferable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, and would ideally include the ability to communicate with administrative as well as scientific colleagues over a wide range of seniority.

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

For further information and to apply online for this vacancy go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12945/ This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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 SK11471 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is 25th June 2017. Interviews will be held on 10 July 2017.

 


 

Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term) – 16hpw

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~100 bench scientists. The MRC CU's focus is to conduct world-leading research to understand how cancers develop and seeks to translate this knowledge into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment. The unit is a key participant in the Cambridge Cancer Centre, providing an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with Cambridge colleagues in the biological, physical, chemical and engineering sciences.

Applications are invited to apply for the part time role of Laboratory Technician within an established translational research programme within the MRC CU headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. For more information please visit http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/rebecca-fitzgerald.

The role will provide support to an ongoing project through the routine maintenance of cancer cell lines including organoids. Full training will be provided. The post holder should be HNC qualified (or have equivalent practical experience) and have previous experience in tissue culture. Good communication and attention to detail is essential. The successful candidate will form an integral part of a busy yet supportive team whose aim is to improve outcomes for oesophageal cancer patients.

This is a fixed term position funded by Cancer Research UK until 28 February 2018 in the first instance with the possibility of extension.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13371/ . This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact admin@mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference SK11870 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is 11 June 2017.  Interviews will be held w/c 19 June 2017.


 Research Assistant

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~100 bench scientists. The MRC CU’s focus is to conduct world-leading research to understand how cancers develop and seeks to translate this knowledge into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment. The unit is a key participant in the Cambridge Cancer Centre, providing an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with Cambridge colleagues in the biological, physical, chemical and engineering sciences.

A dedicated and enthusiastic Research Assistant is required to join the oesophago-gastric research group at the MRC Cancer Unit at the University of Cambridge which is led by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. The group has a clinical perspective and has a number of translational studies and clinical trials ongoing. http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/our_research/Rebecca_Fitzgerald/index.html

The post-holder will be required to process samples from clinical trials and to support other laboratory personnel. A wide range of techniques will be employed including immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, PCR, preparation of human tissue samples for sequencing and downstream functional studies on model systems. A solid background in molecular biology is essential.

The position is funded by CRUK and is available 31 March 2019.

Salary will be on the scale £25,298 - £29,301 pa (Grade 5) dependent on relevant experience.

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

To apply online for this vacancy please go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13816/ This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, CV and the contact details of two employment referees 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 quote reference SK12269 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel.

The closing date for applications is 11 June 2017.  Interviews will be held on w/c 19 June 2017


 Clinical Studies Administrator - Part time – (22 hpw)

£25,298 - £29,301 pa pro rata

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~150 bench scientists. The MRC CU’s focus is to conduct world-leading research to understand how cancers develop and seeks to translate this knowledge into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment. The unit is a key participant in the Cambridge Cancer Centre, providing an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with Cambridge colleagues in the biological, physical, chemical and engineering sciences.

Applications are invited to apply for the post of Clinical Studies Administrator.  This is a permanent role working within an established translational research programme at MRC CU and headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. For more information please visit Fitzgerald Research

The Fitzgerald laboratory focuses on early detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach including discovery science and clinical implementation. An example is the Cytosponge technology which we are now testing in a very large, multicentre study called BEST3. For successful clinical translation it is essential to have efficient administration and financial support which is where this post fits in.

The post holder will oversee the day-to-day management/work flow of clinical studies and maintain efficient administrative and finance support working in close liaison with the MRC administrative team, University of Cambridge contracts office and collaborators including with the wider BEST3 team based at CPTU Queen Mary Hospital, London. The post holder will work in accordance with regulations as described in ICH GCP and Research Governance of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of Cambridge and Primary Care.

The post holder should demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to help meet the objectives of the various studies and must have demonstrable experience of working in a finance/administrative based environment with well-developed IT and interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13824/ . This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, CV and the contact details of two employment referees 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 quote reference SK12277 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel.

The closing date for applications is 11 June 2017.  Interviews will be held w/c 19 June 2017