Postdoctoral Scientist – Drug Discovery Unit and Molecular Oncology Group

Postdoctoral Scientist – Drug Discovery Unit and Molecular Oncology Group

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Salary in the range of £31,604 – £41,929 per annum (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
  • Job Ref: MI/18/57_2
  • Duration: Fixed term for 3 years

About the role:
Prof Caroline Springer, Director of the Drug Discovery Unit is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join her group. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, innovative, meticulous and organised candidate with excellent communication skills to develop, implement and run assays to determine the biological impact of targets under study and test novel compounds to these targets as they are synthesized. The project will have a focus on cancer stem cell biology. You will work closely with other group members as part of a drug discovery programme, as well as with members of the Molecular Oncology Group.

About you:
You should have a PhD degree in a biomedical sciences discipline along with relevant experience working in an academic research setting. Skills in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology are essential for this post, in particular experience of mammalian cell based assays. Experience in drug discovery projects and high throughput assays would be beneficial, as would a working knowledge of stem cell biology.

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 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. 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:

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Prof. Caroline Springer via email:

The deadline for receipt of applications is: Sunday 2 December 2018.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: MI/18/57_2