Research Assistant | Preclinical Cancer Therapeutics | University of Manchester

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Research Assistant in Preclinical Cancer Therapeutics | University of Manchester

  • Job reference: BMH-015575
  • Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
  • Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/08/2020
  • Salary: £27,511 to £31,865 per annum
  • Employment type: Fixed Term
  • Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health
  • Division: Pharmacy and Optometry
  • Hours per week: full time
  • Contract Duration: available asap until 30 September 2021

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in Preclinical Cancer Therapeutics, within the Nanomedicine Lab at the University of Manchester. The post is available immediately and will be tenable on a fixed-term basis until 30 September 2021 in the first instance, as part of the EPSRC funded Programme Grant 2D-Health.

We are looking for a self-motivated Research Assistant with a background in the establishment of preclinical cancer models for the evaluation of novel therapeutics. You should be willing to expand your expertise in the area of nanotherapeutics with an emphasis on graphene-based and other 2D materials. The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to establish and provide expertise with in vivo pharmacological techniques and procedures and to contribute in the development of a range of preclinical cancer models in order to screen various combinations of chemo- and immuno-therapeutic agents. Prior hands-on experience with preclinical cancer pharmacology research with a variety of preclinical cancer models is essential. Also, surgical skills and tissue resection experience will be highly desirable. You will be based in the Nanomedicine Lab and will collaborate with other researchers in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health for the establishment of the disease models.

Successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment screening carried out on our behalf by a third party. The offer of employment will be dependent on the successful candidate passing that screening. Whilst you will be required to provide express consent at a later stage, by continuing with your application now you acknowledge that you are aware that such screening will take place, and agree to take part in the process.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Kostas Kostarelos
Email: [email protected]

General enquiries:
Email: [email protected]

Technical support:
Email: [email protected]

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

Research Assistant in Preclinical Cancer Therapeutics | University of Manchester

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