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Scientific Research Officer 

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Salary: £25,000 to £28,000 PA (depending on experience) 

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hrs/week) (with potential for part-time for the right candidate) 

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract (with potential to go permanent)  

Location: Home-based, with occasional travel to London and Cambridge for team meetings 

Responsible to: Head of Science 

 

Do you want to join a friendly and supportive team to help fight breast cancer? 

Are you a biology, biomedical, or environmental science graduate with a strong interest in the impact of environmental chemicals on our health and especially our breast cancer risk? Are you an enthusiastic communicator with published work who is keen to bring your skills to help develop our scientific research programme and our great cause? 

 Do you want to be part of a diverse and dynamic team committed to growing a highly engaged breast cancer prevention community?   

 

We are a national breast cancer charity focussed entirely on breast cancer prevention:  

  • We fund scientific research into environmental and chemical links to breast cancer 
  • We educate and raise awareness about the lifestyle and environmental risk factors of breast cancer, empowering people to reduce their risk of developing the disease  
  • We campaign for policies that protect people’s health and promote the prevention of breast cancer.  

 

We are scaling up our work and our impact so we are building our team with talented, motivated, and ambitious individuals who want to contribute to helping us become the leading voice in breast cancer prevention.  

 If your goal is to develop your career in health science in a rewarding role with plenty of opportunities to make a difference to the lives of many people, then we want to meet you. 

About you 

You will be a highly motivated individual with research experience in chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, biomedical science, cancer biology, and/or toxicology. You will have an interest in the links between harmful chemicals and human health, and in breast cancer prevention.  You will have experience in science writing with skills in communicating scientific information to a general audience. You will be a self-driven team player, content to work remotely, and ready to get going with a busy programme of work.  

Application Process 

Application deadline:

The closing date for applications is Monday 7th March at 5pm 

Application forms and equal opportunities forms to be submitted via email to [email protected]  

Interviews 

Interviews will be held the week of 21st – 24th March 22 via video conference.  If short-listed for an interview you will be asked to prepare a task/presentation.   

If you require any further details on the role or the process, drop us an email at [email protected]   

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