[CLOSED] RESEARCH ASSISTANT – Molecular Basis of Cancer


This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious research assistant to join the group of Professor Rami Aqeilan at the Cyprus Cancer Research Institute (CCRI).

Reports To:
The post holder will report to Professor Rami Aqeilan (Group Leader)

Job Overview:
The successful applicant will carry out scientific research in the field of Molecular Basis of Cancer Research under Professor Aqeilan’s supervision.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the laboratory’s day-to-day activities, projects, meetings, and procedures.
  • Perform experiments as required by the Group Leader.
  • Keep appropriate experimental records and documentation.
  • Participate in the generation of scientific reports.
  • Hold regular meetings with the Postdoctoral Scientists of the team and with the Group Leader to present & analyse results.
  • Procure and maintain stocks of experimental reagents/materials and keep a lab inventory.
  • Operate and maintain equipment and instruments.
  • Work closely with other CCRI scientists to conduct collaborative research, share ideas and find solutions to scientific problems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, Cell Biology, Cancer Research, or a related field.
  • A master’s degree in a related field will be considered an advantage.

Specialist knowledge and skills:


  • Research laboratory experience in a relevant field.
  • Good understanding of the biology of normal and malignant cells.


  • Expertise in genetic screening will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of animal handling and working with mice.
  • Bioinformatics skills are highly preferred.

Personal attributes:

  • Enthusiasm, honesty, integrity, adaptability, dedication, and hard-working ethos.
  • Ability to think critically, work independently and communicate ideas.
  • Ability to work in a team and value others.

Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in Greek will be an advantage.

Application Procedure:

All applicants should:

  1. Submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV). (In English)
  2. Submit a Cover letter.
  3. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit contact details for the provision of References.

All applications should be submitted via email at  mentioning the job position code: CCRI_24_JP-2111 with email Subject: “Application [full name] for the position code CCRI_24_JP-2111”.

Applications Closing Date: 11th March 2024

Contact Information:

Cyprus Cancer Research Institute (C.C.R.I.)
CCRI “Nicola David – Pinedo Building”
1 University Avenue, 2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22 033000

The full text of this call for applications can be found in the pdf file below.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email