Scientific Officer, Cancer Research UK

Manchester, United Kingdom
£20,404 - £33,208 per annum according to relevant experience
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Location : Alderley Park
Closing Date : 15/11/2018
Salary : £20,404 - £33,208 per annum according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute Academic Staff
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Permanent

About the role:

We are currently looking for an experienced Scientific Officer within the Biological Resources Unit. The aim of this post is to provide day-to-day husbandry and breeding colony management of transgenic mice, work to high welfare standards, support personal license holders and other licensees, acting in accordance with the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. This position is based in part of the University of Manchester main campus.

About you:

You should have a HNC in Animal Technology or equivalent and be the holder of a current or previous Personal License under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, as well as having significant experience of transgenic mouse breeding and colony management. You will have a proven ability to carry out routine tasks and procedures under minimum supervision, have excellent organisational, time management and communication skills and a thorough understanding of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Motivation is essential, as is accuracy and attention to detail. You should be computer literate and competent in the use of standard office software, additional experience in the use of specialist mouse management software would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be required to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a team and must be able to work at weekends and on Bank Holidays as part of the out-of-hours rota.

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 internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 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.

Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients. Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

The Institute has access to outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please complete an application form along with an equal opportunities form and submit to: quoting the reference number above. A cover letter is optional. Please do not forward your CV as this will not be considered as part of your application.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Jennifer Hughes, email:

The deadline for receipt of applications is: 15 November 2018.