Scientific Officer 2 - Molecular Biology Core Facility

·         Salary in the range of £20,404 - £25,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

·         Job Ref: MI/18/102

·         Duration: Permanent


About the role:

They are currently seeking to appoint a Scientific Officer 2 within the Molecular Biology Core Facility. You will work as part of a team of service providers to support the groundbreaking research at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute and will contribute to these services in a flexible and diligent manner. The position will involve all stages of molecular biology workflows from sample QC to quantitative genomic and transcriptomic analysis using the Facility’s high throughput instrumentation.


About you:

You will be educated to degree level in a biosciences subject (or equivalent relevant experience). You will have experience in a range of molecular biological techniques and also have good knowledge of routine work practices in molecular biology. You will have relevant experience in working in a Life Science Laboratory and display key qualities including independent thinking, ability to work in a team and good communication skills, all of which are needed to efficiently work in a multidisciplinary team.


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. We 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 (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) 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 Wolfgang Breitwieser via email:  


Closing Date:  28th March 2019

Start Date

1st March 2019

Closing Date

28th March 2019