Working together to
promote the advance
of all aspects of
cancer research.

Scientific Officer 2 (Maternity Cover)

  • Salary within the range of £31,604 - £41,929 (dependent uon qualifications and expereince)
  • Job Ref;  M1/18/104
  • Duration:  Fixed term for 3 years

About the role:

The Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group (CEP) aims to enhance clinical trials of new anticancer therapies through biomarker research. An exciting opportunity is available for a Scientific Officer 2 to join the CEP Group and Manchester Centre for Cancer Biomarker Sciences (MCCBS), who are conducting multidisciplinary translational research, to contribute to their on-going efforts towards personalised medicine for cancer patients. 


They are seeking a Scientific Officer 2 to work within our Pre-Clinical Pharmacology Team (~20 members) to undertake a laboratory manager’s role. You will manage tasks including purchasing, budget handling, equipment maintenance, maintaining the cell line biobank, liaising with external companies and resolving lab related issues to ensure the smooth running of team. Time-permitting, the post holder will also carry out routine tissue culture and molecular biology tasks to support on-going projects within the team.


About you:

You should have a BSc degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or related subject (or equivalent relevant experience) and you should have some experience of laboratory management. You will also have excellent communication and organisational skills. Experience in general mammalian and primary tissue culture techniques is desirable.


Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. They are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.


They are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.


How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:    


For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Kris Frese, e-mail: 


Start Date

4th January 2019

Closing Date

20th January 2019