University of Glasgow

Research Associate

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom

University of Glasgow
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
Research Institute of Cancer Sciences
Research Associate
Grade 7: £35,210 – £39,610 per annum
Vacancy Ref: 024315

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to make a leading contribution to the Breast Cancer Now-funded project: “Evaluation of metabotropic glutamate receptor 3 (mGluR3) as a therapeutic target in breast cancer”.

The goal of this project is to investigate how targeting mGluR3 could have therapeutic benefit whilst exploring the fundamental mechanisms by which glutamate regulates breast cancer metastasis. The project will deploy genetically-engineered preclinical models, pharmacological inhibition, and advanced imaging, metabolomic and immunological techniques to characterise events in metastatic target organs such as reshaping of the immune cell microenvironment and remodelling of the stroma and tissue architecture. The post-holder will will be supervised by Dr Iain Macpherson and situated in Professor Norman’s laboratory at the CRUK Beatson Institute and this post has funding for 3 years in the first instance.

Please visit our website for further information on the Institute :

For more information and to apply online:
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Iain Macpherson (

Closing date: 13 May 2019.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity
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Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Vacancy Ref: 024315