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Department of Biology

We are looking to recruit a motivated research laboratory technician to join the group of Dr Andrew Holding within the Department of Biology. The Holding group is investigating steroid hormone receptors, in particular their roles in driving the growth of breast cancer.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on laboratory experience into breast cancer research, and to further develop your own skills in a variety of techniques including molecular and cell biology, and cell/tissue culture, cell-based assays and primary tissue samples.

This post is funded by a grant from the BBSRC to Dr Holding.


You will join a newly-established research group focused on understanding how the glucocorticoid receptor drives breast cancer metastasis. You will provide vital scientific support to Dr Holding, specifically, with a responsibility for the culture of breast epithelial cells provided by the Breast Cancer Now tissue bank and to undertake their analysis. The role is 50% FTE with funding for 3 year in the first instance.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

Ideally you will have experience of cell culture of primary mammalian cells. You will also oversee the efficient daily operation of Dr Holding’s lab and provide integral support for activities such as: cryostorage, maintaining consumable stocks, laboratory administration and ordering.  You should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and experience of Molecular Biology techniques including tissue culture.

Interview date: 30 March 2021

For informal enquiries: please contact Andrew Holding on

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