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Senior Scientific Officer

King's College London - Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit

(Maternity cover)
Breakthrough Breast Cancer, the country's leading breast cancer charity, has a Research Unit at the Guy's Hospital campus of King's College London. This research unit focuses on finding targets and prognostic biomarkers to allow the development of new treatments for breast cancers that are hormone receptor and HER2 negative. The unit is directed by Dr Andrew Tutt, and is located in new laboratory space with excellent facilities and funding.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Scientific Officer to carry out specific research projects according to the aims of the unit's research plan, and to provide senior technological support in co-operation with the unit's Staff Scientist.
Applicants should have at least 5 years experience in experimental laboratory work, and have a record of achievement as measured by the publication of papers in high impact factor journals. A PhD in biological sciences would be a bonus. Experience of cell culture and molecular biology techniques are essential, together with excellent organisational skills. Knowledge of DNA manipulation, and standard RNA and protein analysis laboratory protocols, as well as experience of siRNA or shRNA methodologies are essential. The successful candidate will be part of a comprehensive programme of research and will be encouraged to present data at joint meetings, conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
Appointment will be on a fixed-term basis up to 26 February 2012, and salary will be awarded depending on experience, in the range of £28,177 to £36,057 pro rata, inclusive of London Allowance.
For informal enquiries please contact For an application pack, please see our website at or email:
Please quote reference number G6/MOT/130/11-TC when applying and in all correspondence.
Closing date for application is 11th March 2011
Equality of opportunity is a College policy.

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