The technician will work with Professor Michelle Garrett to undertake a programme of work at the University of Kent, Canterbury. The primary aim of the project is to investigate the potential mechanisms of resistance to novel small molecule anticancer agents. This project will involve human cell line culture, the use of novel anticancer agents in the laboratory and RNA interference technology. The appointee may also be required to liaise and present data to external collaborators.
The successful candidate will have a degree in molecular/cellular biology or biochemistry or a related subject with practical experience in biology/biochemistry laboratory work, summarising and presenting results.
You will have working knowledge of growth and maintenance of human cancer cell lines and knowledge of general biochemistry/molecularbiology techniques in the laboratory.
Extensive experience of western blot analysis and laboratory-based knowledge of RNA interference technology is essential.
For full details of the role and the selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.
The School of Biosciences is set in a beautiful campus overlooking the ancient city of Canterbury. Students, postgraduates and staff choose Biosciences at Kent for at least four reasons:
Our reputation as one of the very best biology research and teaching institutes in the UK
The friendly and supportive environment of the School
The attractive city and surrounding countryside
Our proximity to the Channel ports and tunnel and thence Continental Europe
Each research area defines a general theme which best describes the major research interests of several members of staff and their research groups. They provide an important framework for fostering productive interdisciplinary collaboration and the development of new, often innovative, research projects. Members from all groups are also involved in the cross-Faculty Centre for Biomedical Informatics and the newly formed Centre for Molecular Processing.
The School also has a record of successful interactions with industry on many levels and has a substantial portfolio of enterprise activity and expertise.
The School also accommodates independent research fellows funded by the MRC, EMBO, Wellcome Trust and the BBSRC and provides an outstanding environment for young scientists from across the globe to develop their careers as internationally competitive bioscientists.
For further details, please visit: www.kent.ac.uk/bio
Interviews are to be held: Week Commencing 15 December 2014
Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).
How to apply - for this type of position you will be required to complete the on line application process. Please note we do not accept CVs for this post.
If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Michelle McCartney at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6d%2e%6d%63%63%61%72%74%6e%65%79%40%6b%65%6e%74%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%6d%2e%6d%63%63%61%72%74%6e%65%79%40%6b%65%6e%74%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))
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