An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated research technician to join the translational ovarian cancer research group led by Dr Gillian Smith in the Division of Cancer Research, in collaboration with Dr Michelle Ferguson, consultant in medical oncology and Dr Wendy McMullen, consultant on obstetrics & gynaecology. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team working in laboratory-based translational cancer research in ovarian cancer.
In this project, funded by the Chief Scientist Office, we will investigate whether cancer stem cells play an important role in the development of drug resistance, a common treatment-limiting complication in the clinical management of ovarian cancer patients. Our laboratory-based research programme uses both immortalised cancer cell line models, and primary cell lines derived from ascites fluid obtained from ovarian cancer patients as they progress through treatment.
Candidates should have an HND or higher degree in Life Sciences or equivalent. Training in all required laboratory techniques will be provided if needed, although previous laboratory experience in relevant techniques, particularly mammalian cell culture will be particularly advantageous.
The post holder will be based within the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre, Division of Cancer Research School of Medicine on the Ninewells Campus.
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