Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant (part time or full time)

The Senior RA/RA will work closely with Firestein lab members to elucidate the role of signaling and epigenetic pathways in cancer biology and normal intestinal homeostasis. The specialist is expected to work semi-independently in conducting laboratory experiments using primary and derived cell lines, organoid cultures and mouse models of cancer.

Typical activities for this role include

  • Tissue culture (experience with organoid and primary cultures is a plus)
  • Molecular biology techniques (cloning, CRISPR, DNA/RNA extractions, RT/PCR)
  • Immunofluorescence staining, flow cytometry and microscopy (video-time lapse imaging)
  • In situ based studies on tissues (e.g. in situ hybridisation, immunohistochemistry)
  • Maintain a detailed laboratory notebook demonstrating adherence to SOPs.

This position can be part time or full time.

A postgraduate qualification in the biological sciences and  at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience, in molecular/cellular biology is required. Previous training and understanding of intestinal development and cancer genetics is preferred.

Open until a suitable candidate is appointed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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