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Research Technician

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £24,771 to £29,515 Per annum
Full Time, Fixed Term (36 months)
Closing Date:  Friday 16 August 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1145319CM-R

 

Research Technician position is available in the Centre for Cancer Immunology at Southampton General Hospital.  This is a newly constructed, dedicated research building that is the result of a significant fund-raising campaign. It builds on a 40 year history of pioneering immunology and cancer research at Southampton, and represents the first dedicated cancer immunology centre in the UK. The activities in this centre span from pioneering discovery science to applied research and preclinical modelling and, crucially, onto first-in-human clinical trials and beyond.  The centre houses world-class research facilities, including state-of-the-art scientific laboratories and a clinical trials unit.

The position is associated with the laboratory of Professors Ward and Ober who are relocating their research group from the USA to Southampton. Their interdisciplinary research program is dedicated to the development of novel antibody-based therapeutics that in the past has led to several therapeutics that are currently in advanced clinical trials. The group also develops advanced microscopy techniques for the evaluation of novel therapeutics in cellular environments. Their research is supported by major grants from the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and support from collaborating biopharma companies.

The appointee will be highly motivated and excited by the challenges involved in supporting a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of researchers. The appointee’s role will be to provide support with the day-to-day running of the laboratory by providing technical support for experiments, combined with the ordering and maintenance of laboratory supplies. The position holder will be expected to be familiar with biosafety and other regulatory processes and follow these processes as necessary.  

While direct experience of the role described in the job description is not a prerequisite, scientific knowledge in a biological field equivalent to B.Sc. level is required. The role requires the ability to plan and organise your workload, work well under pressure and communicate effectively and professionally with other laboratory members.  

The post-holder will possess relevant academic qualifications and work experience as well as good IT skills.  

This position is expected to be a long term position in the Ward/Ober laboratory, with the initial time period of three years being limited by the term of current grant support.

To apply, please see: link to job posting Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor E. Sally Ward (e.sally.ward@gmail.com) or Professor Raimund J. Ober (raimund.ober@gmail.com)

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1145319CM on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages. 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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