Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cancer metabolism

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cancer metabolism

Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cancer metabolism
Dr Alexei Vazquez Laboratory
CRUK Beatson Institute

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

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 open in the Cancer Metabolism laboratory of Dr. Alexei Vazquez. Dr Vazquez laboratory conducts cutting-edge research in the area of cancer metabolism [Meiser et al, Sci Adv 2016: 2, e1601273; Burgos-Barragan et al, Nature 2017 548, 549-554; Meiser J et al, Nat Commun 2018, 9:1368]. We are seeking a highly-motivated scientist to investigate one-carbon metabolism and its potential as a target for cancer therapy.

A relevant PhD and previous experience with mammalian cell culture, molecular biology and metabolomics are essential.

For informal enquiries please email Dr Alexei Vazquez at

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:- 30 November 2018

Please apply via recruiter’s website.