Advanced Research Assistant - Cellular Generation and Phenotyping
Salary range: £24,589 to £30,995 per annum depending on experience, plus excellent benefits
We are looking for two enthusiastic, highly motivated Advanced Research Assistants to join a team of scientists working on the delivery of large scale cell biology projects for the institute. Current projects include the derivation of organoids or iPS cells from tissue samples, and the differentiation of gene edited IPS cells into macrophages or neuronal cells. The successful candidate will usually work on one or two projects as well as hold other responsibilities which will aid in the development and running of the department. The roles are on a permanent contract.
The department of Cellular Generation and Phenotyping is a core facility whose role is to support the Science at the Sanger Institute and run several large scale cell biology projects simultaneously. Projects currently running in the department include genome wide CRISPR screens, induced pluripotent stem cell derivation and differentiation into a variety of different lineages, organoid derivation and generation of P. Falciparum mutants
- BSc in Biology with 2-3 years relevant laboratory experience
- Extensive experience culturing primary and/or mammalian cell lines (E)
- Prior experience of running cell based assays or antibody staining techniques (E)
- Proven ability to trouble shoot and improve processes
- Excellent communication and team working
- Good organisational skills, ability to plan and prioritise effectively
- Good attention to detail
- Experience in training others and writing SOPs,
- Experience in generating and analysing large volumes of high quality data,
- Experience in managing small projects.
- Stem cell culture and differentiation experience
The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.
The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and the Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.
To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.
Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.
Please include a covering letter with your application describing how you meet the essential criteria for the role.
Closing date for applications is 28th August 2017
Interviews will take place between 11th and 25th September