Senior Scientific Officer - Transgenic Technologies

Salary Range: £25,767 to £43,197 depending on experience


Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres. It supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. The Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the-art core services and advanced technologies with special emphasis on imaging, metabolomics and in vivo models of cancer.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Scientific Officer in our Transgenic Technologies team. The primary role of this position will be to support state-of the-art production of genetically engineered in vivo cancer models designed for discovery research.

You will be expected to work as part of a team, assisting and conducting procedures required for the production and maintenance of transgenic models. This is primarily achieved by the application of a variety of embryo manipulation techniques including microinjection, cryopreservation and in vitro fertilisation. Other duties include colony management for the support of transgenic projects, genotyping and importation of cryopreserved materials for rederivation.

You should be able to work both independently and in close collaboration with the scientists and technicians associated with the transgenic projects. You should be highly motivated and have good communication, project management and organisational skills. A flexible approach to your working pattern is necessary as there may be some weekend work required as part of this role.

You will possess a Bachelors or Masters degree in molecular genetics or similar and have a good understanding of the molecular genetic techniques underlying gene targeting and genome editing. Previous experience of pre-implantation embryo handling and microinjection would be a significant advantage; however we can provide the necessary training for candidates who can demonstrate some lab experience, great attention to detail and capability performing very intricate procedures. You should also possess excellent troubleshooting, planning/organisational capability and have a relevant scientific background.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Our overarching research ethos at the Institute is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity. The diversity of our staff and students is also what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.

The Institute is also committed to increasing the number of female scientists at the postdoc level and beyond and encourages female applicants to apply. We have recently introduced a highly attractive maternity policy which provides 12-18 months support and funding for postdocs wishing to take time off to spend with their children amongst other family friendly policies

For informal enquiries please email Dr Strathdee at

Closing Date: 17th of July 2022



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