CRUK Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Postdoctoral Research Scientist Position

The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Scientist Position
• Cell metabolism and autophagy in cancer

Prof Kevin Ryan

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 offered in the Tumour Cell Death Laboratory (TCDL) headed by Professor Kevin Ryan. The TCDL 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 cell metabolism, autophagy and apoptosis – pathways that control cell viability, tumour development and the response to cancer therapy. The successful applicant will use cell biology and genetics to investigate the mechanisms controlling cell viability with the aim of enhancing the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Key recent publications from the group include: Sierra Gonzalez et al. Nature 563(7733):719-723; Sakamaki et al. Molecular Cell 66(4):517-543; Rosenfeldt et al. Nature 504(7479):296-30; Long et al. Molecular Cell 50(3):394-406;

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be ambitious and be driven by scientific curiosity. Existing skills with regard to mammalian cell culture and molecular biology are desired and experience or interest in in vivo cancer models would be an advantage.

To find out more about this unique opportunity to establish advanced skills and expertise in this exciting field please contact: Professor Kevin Ryan,

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 Maybe end of August 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.