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R&D Technician

Arquer Diagnostics Ltd / University of Sunderland Graduate Internship Scheme

Jobs E-bulletin issue no: 859/130917 Date job posted: 11 September 2017

The Graduate Internship Scheme is a collaboration between the University of Sunderland, a recent Graduate and a regional SME. The Scheme has been designed to benefit both the Graduate and the company, ensuring that the Graduate takes the first steps on the career ladder whilst the company benefits from the Graduates enthusiasm, expertise and up to date knowledge.

Arquer Diagnostics (Arquer) is a private, UK-based diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialisation of non-invasive immunoassay diagnostic tests for cancer diagnosis and monitoring.

Arquer’s tests are based on minichromosome maintenance (MCM) protein, a marker for the presence of dividing cancer cells. MCM proteins are excellent biomarkers, being directly involved in cell replication, and when shed into the body fluids can be excellent markers for the presence of cancers.
This patent protected, intellectual property is licensed exclusively from Cancer Research Technology (CRT), the development and commercialisation arm of Cancer Research UK.

Our initial focus is on the development of lab based tests for urological (prostate and bladder) cancers. The MCM technology is applicable to a number of cancer types and there is a well-defined requirement for screening tests in number of cancer types for which the MCM technology could offer a clinically relevant test.

Responsible for providing laboratory/technical support to the R&D team.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Type: Contract   12 month fixed term
Basis: Full Time
Salary Details: £17,000 per annum
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Method of application: Email CV and covering letter
quoting Ref no: 314/LP/ERDF17

Closing Date: 17 September 2017

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