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

Senior Scientific Officer

·         Salary in the range of £24,776 - £41,536 (dependent upon experience)

·         Job Ref: MI/19/09_2

·         Non-time limited position


About the role:

They are currently looking for a Senior Scientific Officer to provide high-level technical support to research groups across the Institute during periods of maternity, paternity and adoption leave in order to maintain progress on key projects and research goals within the corresponding research group. This provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of multiple research groups over a period of time, but will require a flexible approach to work.


During periods when this cover is not required the post holder will be based within the Institute Transgenic Production Facility (TPF) to provide support for all aspects of the service including molecular biology, cell culture and in vivo. The TPF works closely with the researchers across the Institute providing a comprehensive service in the generation of new genetically modified mouse lines using the new CRISPR technology. It is responsible for the design of the best targeting strategy and for the production of all the reagents required for the process.


About you:

You should have a degree in Biochemistry, cell biology, genetics or a related subject (or equivalent relevant experience) along with extensive experience in a variety of laboratory techniques including molecular biology, cell culture and murine in vivo work. A PhD in Cancer Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related field along with postdoctoral experience would be desirable but is not essential for this role. In addition, you will be successful at adapting to changing situations and environments.  A breadth of laboratory experience along with a demonstrable ability to quickly engage with new projects is required in order to support a project in any of the Institute’s research groups.


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 Oglesby Cancer Research Building in South Manchester and 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 their website:


For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Stuart Pepper, email:


The deadline for receipt of applications is: 23 June 2019.  

Start Date

22nd May 2019

Closing Date

23rd June 2019