Deadline: 2019-01-31

Location: London, UK

External link:

Type: Academic staff

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

A Higher Scientific Officer position is available from January 2019 in the Flow Cytometry and Light Microscopy Facility, based in Chelsea. The newly refurbished facility is equipped with state of the art instruments including a lattice light sheet microscope, a diSPIM microscope, a TIRF microscope equipped for super-resolution, two spinning disk confocal systems, one laser scanning confocal microscope, three high content imaging system, three wide field microscopes, two flow cytometry cell sorters, and one flow cytometry analysis instrument.

The objective of this post is to provide support to the microscopes as well as image analysis support to members of the institute.

Applicants should have a BSc in the physical or biological sciences Documented experience of contemporary microscopy is essential and further training will be provided. Proven knowledge in advanced image analysis ranging from commercial software to the main open source tools to custom scripts in MatLab will be essential. Previous experience working in a shared resource laboratory is essential.

The appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 3 years in the first instance, with a starting salary in the range of £33,285 – £34,645 p.a. inclusive based on relevance of experience and skills.

Informal enquiries can be made to Fredrik Wallberg ( Please DO NOT send your application to this email address. Applications must be done via the on-line e-recruitment system.

To apply please complete an online application form including a CV and a statement with specific examples of how you meet the person specification criteria for the post.