CRUK Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Prof Gareth Inman

Starting Salary from £31,604 to £41,929 (Depending on experience) plus relocation allowance where appropriate. Initial 3 year fixed term contract (with possibility of up to 2 year extension).

Would you like to develop your scientific career in a research institute that is founded on the quality of its people, acknowledged for its collaborative environment and designed to promote the development of the most outstanding and dedicated scientists? Many early career researchers have already made that decision and at present over 100 of them are now benefiting from our excellent training programme.

The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development and is one of the leading research institutes in Europe. The Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the-art core services and advanced technologies, with special emphasis on imaging, metabolomics, and in vivo models.

Our innovative and ambitious research themes focus on understanding the regulation of the tumour microenvironment and cancer metabolism, in particular:

• Intrinsic cancer cell vulnerabilities
• Interplay between the tumour microenvironment, metastasis and recurrence
• Biology of early disease, aimed at developing a ‘Precision Prevention’ approach
A postdoctoral position is available in the Growth Factor Signalling and Squamous Cancers laboratory headed by Professor Gareth Inman. Work in this laboratory focuses on deciphering the molecular drivers and vulnerabilities of squamous cancer development and progression with particular emphasis on the roles of the TGFβ superfamily. Our ongoing molecular landscaping studies (in collaboration with Dr Peter Bailey, Glasgow; and Prof Irene Leigh, London) using whole exome, whole genome and RNA sequencing of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma has revealed potential key driving events and remarkable similarities with other squamous cancers including those of the head and neck and oesophagus. We seek a highly motivated and talented career scientist to functionally interrogate our findings using state of the art multi-omic, bioinformatic, genetic and cell biology techniques including 3D organotypic, patient derived xenografts and in-vivo preclinical models.

Key recent publications from the group include: Inman et al., Nature Communications 9(1):366; Cammareri et al., Nature Communications 7:12493; Spender et al., Mol Pharmacol. 2019 95(2):222-234.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field and experience in molecular and cell biology.

Experience in in vivo cancer models and/or bioinformatics would be an advantage.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Gareth Inman
The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute is committed to increase the number of female scientists at this level and encourages female applicants to apply. We have recently introduced a highly attractive maternity policy which provides 12-18 months support and funding for postdocs wishing to take time off to spend with their children.

All applications must be made via our website at

Closing date for applications is 30th August 2019

Please apply via recruiter’s website.