Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute (The Gurdon Institute), University of Cambridge

Group Leader

Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute (The Gurdon Institute), University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Group Leader in Cellular Mechanisms of Radiation Biology
Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

The Gurdon Institute, a world-leading centre for research in cancer and developmental biology, is seeking candidates for a Group Leader appointment with interests and expertise in Cancer Cell Biology and Cellular Mechanisms Responding to Ionising Radiation.

Our 16 research groups address mechanisms that underlie development and disease through work in humans, model organisms, organoids and cell systems (https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research) using state-of-the-art technologies such as super-resolution imaging, single-cell analyses, genome engineering, genomics, computational modelling and theory. The Institute is embedded in the University of Cambridge and provides an exceptional and stimulating environment that promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary research in a supportive and modern setting.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual to launch and develop an innovative research programme as an independent group leader. Candidates will have a PhD, have completed highly successful postdoctoral research, and be establishing themselves as an internationally recognised expert in their field.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- Establishing a strong track record of high impact research papers.
- Providing academic training and supervision for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
- Establishing research collaborations, particularly within the Gurdon Institute and the Cambridge Cancer Centre.
- Presenting research outcomes to international audiences.
- Applying for further grant funding, and managing the group budget and resources.

As a successful applicant, you will receive a generous 5-year start-up package provided via the Cambridge Cancer Centre and the Cancer Research UK RadNet initiative, which will include your own salary plus additional salaries and support for your research group. You will have full access to all Gurdon Institute facilities, including those in the group of Prof. Steve Jackson (https://www.stevejacksonlab.org/), will be supported by an exceptional team of core staff, and will become a faculty member of a Department in the University of Cambridge. You will also benefit from interactions with others in the Cambridge Cancer Centre (https://crukcambridgecentre.org.uk), a major University-wide initiative supported by Cancer Research UK to promote engagement and research in Cancer Biology. The University of Cambridge provides access to outstanding colleagues and world-class PhD programmes. As a Gurdon Institute group leader, you will become part of the largest biomedical research campus in Europe encompassing the University and surrounding Institutes.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :
Closing date: 22 November 2019

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Prof. Steve Jackson or any of the Institute’s other group leaders via glsearch@gurdon.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PR21054 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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