Technician/Research Technician for the Cancer B Cell Group

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,627 Pro rata per annum (0.8 FTE)
19 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £25,627 Pro rata per annum (0.8 FTE)
Part Time Fixed Term for 18 months
Closing Date:  Tuesday 22 February 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1665822CM

The School of Cancer Sciences provides a stimulating work environment for more than 100 scientists, clinicians, and associated staff, investigating cancer and its treatment.

We are looking to appoint a technician to support the activities associated with the research programmes in B-cell malignancies funded by major UK cancer charities, including CRUK. 

You will be an enthusiastic team-player, contributing to the work of a group of scientists investigating the mechanisms of disease progression in B-cell lymphomas, including follicular lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. You will join a team of scientists and clinicians and with a strong grounding in cancer B-cell immunology, genomics, molecular/cellular biology, and bioinformatics. You will have relevant laboratory experience, display a high level of motivation, and have the ability to work flexibly as part of a team as well as independently.

You will be required to process primary lymphoma/leukaemia cells from a range of patient samples and grow cell lines in vitro, as well as performing immunophenotyping, calcium flux and IGHV mutational analysis and other in vitro assays to a high standard. You will be required to comply with meticulous record-keeping and database management together, working together with dedicated lab-based scientists and data-mangers, for all processes undertaken as well as fully comply with legal requirements, GCP and GLP. Knowledge of lymphoma cell line manipulation techniques (e.g., lentivirus transduction or CRISPR) may be desired.

Training will be provided where necessary.

You will require a good understanding of the current health and safety regulations.

The post is based at the University of Southampton, University Hospital Southampton (UHS) campus. Working hours are flexible except for 1 day a week when sample processing may be required from 4pm-9pm most weeks.

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

This post is offered on a part time basis (0.8 FTE) and is fixed term for 18 months.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Prof. Francesco Forconi

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 or email  Please quote reference 1665822CM on all correspondence.

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