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Imaging and Analysis Operator


·         Salary in the range of £20,404 - £33,208 per annum (dependent upon experience)

·         Job Ref: MI/19/08

·         Duration: non-time limited position


About the role:

A non-time limited position is available within the Imaging and Analysis Facility for a highly- motivated, enthusiastic and ‘people-centered’ individual interested in utilising the latest in technologies for histology imaging, high content screening and image analysis.  The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with researchers to perform imaging, support, and demonstrate techniques.  This will include quality control (QC) of slides as they come into the Facility, processing samples on specalised equipment, QC of data output, and working with the researchers to improve techniques.


About you:

The successful applicant should have a degree in biological sciences (or equivalent relevant experience) along with relevant experience working in a research or analytical laboratory setting.  Previous experience of working in a service laboratory would be desirable as is experience in many or all of the following: histology, microscopy, tissue culture, standardisation of equipment.  Relevant experience in microscopy is also essential as are the basic skills in quality control, microscopy, data backup and proven ability to deal with ‘research demand’.  You will have excellent Computer literacy is essential.


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 Manchester Institute, 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 Steve Bagley via email: 


Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 April 2019.

Start Date

20th March 2019

Closing Date

17th April 2019