CRUK ECRIN-M3 Research Technician

University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,217 to £25,941
Mar 21, 2021
Apr 14, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
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 Research Technician to support the Observational Study and the CRUK accelerator programme 'Early Cancer Research Initiative Network on Monoclonal B-cell Lymphocytosis (ECRIN-M3) awarded to Professor Francesco Forconi at the University of Southampton.

You will be an enthusiastic team-player, contributing to an international team of scientists investigating the mechanisms of disease progression in B-cell leukaemias and lymphomas. You will join an expanding team of clinicians and scientists with a strong grounding in cancer B-cell immunology, genomics, molecular/cellular biology and bioinformatics. You will regularly interact with international collaborators from the EU, particularly Spain and Italy, who are active part of the ECRIN-M3 programme. 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. The successful candidate will also have a skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3 in a relevant subject.

You will be required to process primary leukaemia/lymphoma cells from a range of patient samples as well as performing immunophenotyping, calcium flux and IGHV mutational analysis and other genetic analyses to a high standard. You will be required to comply with meticulous record-keeping and database management, while working closely with ECRIN-M3 data-mangers and lab-based scientists, for all processes undertaken as well as fully comply with legal requirements, GCP and GLP.

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. 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 31/08/2025 pending progress. Working hours are flexible except for 1 day a week when sample processing is required after 5 pm.

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

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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