Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Postdoctoral Scientist – Drug Discovery Unit

Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Manchester, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Scientist – Drug Discovery Unit

  • Salary in the range of £31,604 – £41,929 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
  • Job Ref: MI/19/44
  • 1 year in the first instance

About the role:

A 1 year position is available in the Drug Discovery Unit to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying PARG inhibitor sensitivity. The appointed individual will sit within Drug Discovery but be seconded to work in Professor Stephen Taylor’s lab which is based in the University’s Division of Cancer Sciences, located in the Oglesby Cancer Research Building.

About you:

You should have a PhD in biological sciences along with knowledge of cell cycle control and cancer biology. Experience in drug sensitivity profiling or high throughput approaches is desirable

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at The Oglesby Cancer Research Building in South Manchester and at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK Manchester Institute, Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. We also have strong links with the Division of Cancer Sciences which brings together discovery scientists and clinical academics based at the University whose focus is on cancer research. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:

To apply for this position please complete an equal opportunities form and submit along with a CV and accompanying CV cover sheet to Please ensure you detail the names of three referees and quote the job reference number above. A cover letter is optional.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Stephen Taylor via email:

Closing date: Thursday 5 September 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.