Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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 caused by cell growth
• Interplay between the tumour microenvironment, metastasis and recurrence
• Biology of early disease, aimed at developing a ‘Precision Prevention’ approach
Your project will seek to address a fundamental question in cancer research – the factors which underlie the tissue specific profile of common oncogene and tumour suppressor mutations in cancer. You will investigate the determinants of tissue specificity exhibited by mutations in the Wnt signalling pathway using advanced genetically engineered murine models of cancer. This research will be carried out in the Sansom Laboratory as part of the multinational CRUK Grand Challenge consortium “SPECIFICANCER”.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be driven by scientific curiosity, and have an excellent publication record in cutting edge cancer research. Experience in cancer cell biology and in particular applied use of genetically engineered murine models of cancer will be an advantage. To find out more about this unique opportunity to establish advanced skills and expertise in the exciting field of cancer biology please contact Andrew Campbell ( for further information.

At the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, we are committed to increasing the number of female scientists at this level and strongly encourage female applicants to apply. We have recently introduced a highly attractive, innovative maternity policy, which includes providing a postdoc with support and funding so that their projects can continue during their maternity leave.

All applications must be made via our website at

Closing date for applications: 01/03/2019

Please apply via recruiter’s website.