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Technical Specialist (Fixed term)

School of Medicine - Translational Medical Sciences - Cancer & Stem Cells

Location:  UK Other
Salary:  £32,348 to £43,414 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 January 2023
Reference:  MED470822

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Ex Vivo Cancer Centre, Translational Medical Sciences, School of Medicine. This group has longstanding expertise in the development of pre-clinical models of cancer, and in the application of bioluminescent/fluorescent imaging to localise and quantify tumour burden.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing specialist expertise in pre-clinical in vivo imaging. They will join an established team, led by Prof Anna Grabowska, whose main areas of research interest is in establishing clinically-relevant models using close-to-patient cells and incorporating stromal support. 

Using specialist knowledge and skills for the development of in vivo imaging, the role holder will provide support and guidance for research projects related to studies across the full spectrum of pre-clinical drug discovery. The role holder will be responsible for the provision of specialist technical support for molecular imaging in the pre-clinical setting, specialist knowledge of current regulatory guidelines, ensuring adherence to regulatory guidelines and H&S standards, horizon scanning for new developments and novel applications of existing technologies, advocating for the 3Rs (reduction, replacement, refinement) and using specialist knowledge to support teaching activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Candidates must hold a PIL (modules A, B and C) and Level 3 IAT, or equivalent vocational qualifications (NVQ, City & Guild), or BSc in an appropriate subject. They must have expertise in pre-clinical in vivo imaging and the use of relevant equipment; experience in advanced pre-clinical murine xenograft cancer modelling; a sound working knowledge of, and record keeping under A(SP)A ’86, Health and Safety, and quality standards; proven high level of planning and organisational skills and resource management; ability to write policies, procedures and SOPs and implement these; and a commitment to delivering an excellent service to stakeholder/ users. Experience as a PPL holder and of project design and management, together with ability to use management and financial IT systems are desirable.

This position is offered on a fixed term basis for 2 years, with a possibility that the role may become permanent. Hours are full time (36.25 hours per week). 

The normal working week will be Monday-to Friday but the post holder will be expected to participate in the weekend and Public/University holiday rota for which an overtime supplement is paid.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Anna Grabowska Email: and Ms. Alison Ritchie Email: Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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