CRUK ECRIN-M3 Research Technician

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Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,217 to £26,715 - per annum
08 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

Cancer Sciences

Location: Southampton General Hospital
Salary: £25,217 to £26,715 - per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (Maternity Cover - until 01/08/2022)
Closing Date: Thursday 15 April 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1352021CM

The School of Cancer Sciences in Southampton, with over 100 scientists, clinicians and associated staff, has a long and distinguished record in the study of Cancer.

You are invited to apply for the post of Research Technician – maternity cover to work in the School of Cancer Sciences’ Laboratories based at the Southampton General Hospital. You will work as part of the international CRUK Accelerator Award ‘Early Cancer Research Initiative Network on Monoclonal B-cell Lymphocytosis (ECRIN-M3)’, awarded to Dr Francesco Forconi, with Prof Jonathan Strefford and Dr Matthew Rose-Zerilli. The candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team investigating the biology of early-stage mature B-cell neoplasms; providing technical laboratory support and will perform single-cell based transcriptomic and ATAC-seq experiments in our 10x Genomics facility. The ultimate aim of the project will be to identify and functionally characterise expression patterns determining progression to overt leukaemia, highlighting potential cancer biomarkers.

As someone with proven relevant work experience you will be required to carry out the prescribed tasks with minimal direct supervision after the initial training period. You will need to be highly organised, and be able to work well under pressure, whilst remaining health and safety focused. You will be fully-focused to provide timely and efficient laboratory support for this research programme. The successful candidate will have a skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3 with proven work experience acquired in relevant technical support roles and job-related training. Previous experience of working in the Life-sciences environment within a laboratory is essential.

The successful candidate will work within a dynamic, productive and friendly team of geneticists, bioinformaticians and, molecular/cellular biologists and clinical scientists within the ECRIN-M3 programme and across the School of Cancer Sciences based at Southampton General Hospital. Your work on this project will have important implications for the clinical management of patients, including the development of better methods of patient stratification.

This post will be based within the Cancer Research UK Centre and Centre for Cancer Immunology at the Southampton General Hospital campus, occupying modern, well-equipped, purpose-built laboratories, with support from clinical and laboratory-based colleagues.

Additional details about the School of Cancer Sciences can be found at

The position is funded by Cancer Research UK and is full-time until 1 August 2022

Informal queries should be directed to Dr Matthew Rose-Zerilli ( and/or Dr Francesco Forconi (

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 1352021CM on all correspondence.

The University of Southampton and the Faculty of Medicine hold an Athena Silver Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Flexible working opportunities and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

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