CRUK Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Senior Scientific Officer

Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Senior Scientific Officer

Mitochondrial Oncogenetics Laboratory (Dr. Payam Gammage)

Starting Salary from £24,776 to £41,536 (Depending on experience)
Permanent Post

The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow 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

We are looking to appoint a dedicated researcher as a Senior Scientific Officer (SSO) in the group headed by Dr. Payam Gammage, who are interested in the role of mitochondrial genetics and metabolism in cancer initiation and progression. You will assist in running research projects on the role of mtDNA in cancer, both in vitro and in vivo. You will participate in collaborative research projects, including significant genome editing method development, contributing experimentally and intellectually. The post includes hands-on research and lab-management tasks.

You will have a relevant degree or PhD, with a record of significant research experience in cell and molecular biology, genome engineering and in vivo models. Excellent organisational and communication skills together with previous knowledge of mitochondrial or cancer research would be an advantage and experience of training/mentorship or lab management is desirable, but not essential.

For informal enquiries please email Dr. Payam Gammage at

All applications must be made via our website at

Closing Date: 31st October 2019

Please apply via recruiter’s website.