Senior Scientific Officer

Glasgow, United Kingdom
£24,776 to £41,536
Jun 22, 2020
Jul 22, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Senior Scientific Officer

Deep Phenotyping Group (Histopathology)

Salary from £24,776 to £41,536 depending on experience, permanent position

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Institute's newly formed deep phenotyping technology group which uses a combination of advanced in situ assays, tissue imaging, image analysis and artificial intelligence to support cancer research projects. Our aim is to increase our understanding of the tumour microenvironment and to use this knowledge to aid in the development of novel therapies.

We are looking for a Senior Scientific Officer to assist in the development and analysis of automated complex in situ assays including multiplex immunohistochemistry, co-in situ hybridisationimmunofluorescence and hi-plex tissue profiling. The successful candidate will liaise with researchers, and develop high quality tissue-based assays, images and data utilising our state-of-the-art instrumentation (Ventana Discovery Ultra, Leica Bond RX, Leica Aperio, Akoya Polaris, Akoya Codex, Nanostring, Halo, Visiopharm). The post holder will also provide training and support for collaborators and have equipment maintenance responsibilities. As part of a newly restructured team, the role provides a fantastic opportunity to significantly contribute to the future shaping and success of the deep phenotyping technology group.

You should possess a BSc in Biomedical Science and/or an equivalent level of research experience within the field of histopathology. It is essential to have experience of immunohistochemical antibody validation, in situ hybridisation and a strong understanding of tissue morphology. Previous experience working with multiplex in situ assays, digital pathology platforms and image analysis platforms is highly desirable. Experience of working with human tissue is also desirable.

Excellent communication skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to work well in a team are essential as the role involves active interactions with collaborators.

A more detailed description of the role and the skills and experience required can be found by clicking here . For informal enquiries please email Professor John Le Quesne at

Closing date for applications is Friday 31st July 2020