Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, Scotland

Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, Scotland offers Postdoctoral Research Fellow position for candidates having PhD in a field relevant to the molecular and cellular biology of cancer.

About- As one of Cancer Research UK’s core-funded institutes we carry out a programme of world-class science directed at understanding key aspects of cancer cell behaviour, and try to translate these discoveries into new therapies and diagnostic/prognostic tools to help cancer patients. The Institute benefits from close interactions with the University of Glasgow, including strong links with the University’s Institute of Cancer Sciences.

We occupy a magnificent research building that has allowed us to develop some state-of-the-art technologies in focused areas to underpin our key research themes. We also provide outstanding training opportunities for young scientists and host many seminars and meetings to bring all the news from the international cancer research community to Glasgow.

The Tumour Cell Death group is a vibrant team which aims to understand how cell viability is controlled during tumour development and in response to cancer therapy.  We focus on apoptosis and autophagy – two pathways that control cell viability – and we study both existing and novel factors controlling these pathways. We are interested in the basic molecular mechanisms of apoptosis and autophagy, coupled with the use of in vivo cancer models to understand the impact of these pathways on the establishment, maintenance and spread of cancer.  Ultimately, our studies aim to provide insights to both improve existing clinical regimens and to identify novels targets for therapeutic intervention.

Research/Job area– Biology

Project Title- Autophagy and cell death in cancer

Location- The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, Scotland

Eligibility/Qualification- You will have successfully completed a PhD in a field relevant to the molecular and cellular biology of cancer.  Although not essential, skills in microscopy, mammalian cell culture and molecular biology as well as knowledge of cancer models would also be an advantage.  Training will be provided for all aspects of the work, but you will be expected to be proactive and ambitious in your work.

Job/Position Description- Research group see postdocs as the pillars of our research, contributing the intellectual activities of their own groups and the Beatson Institute as a whole. Our postdoc training programme is designed to promote the development of outstanding and dedicated early career scientists with the ambition that by the end of their tenure they will be ready to compete for an independent position.

Group Leaders at the Institute always welcome applications from prospective postdoctoral fellows. Posts are offered initially for three years with the possibility, if successful, of a further two. Starting salaries are from £30,000 to £35,500 per annum. Typically you will be PhD qualified in a life sciences subject or one of the many core technologies utilised at the Institute including advanced imaging, metabolomics and in vivo modelling. A desire and enthusiasm for cancer research is also expected.

PI-Prof Kevin

Initial 3 year fixed term contract (with possibility of up to 2 year extension)

How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.

For informal enquiries please email Prof Ryan at [email protected] 

Last Date for Apply– 31 May 2018

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