Postdoctoral Training Fellow

Postdoctoral Training Fellow

The Francis Crick Institute

London, United Kingdom

Job title: Postdoctoral Training Fellow

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract: Fixed-term (4 years), Full-time

Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience

Vacancy ID: 10108

Short summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join the p53 and metabolism group to expand on our studies aimed at understanding cancer cell metabolism, with a view to harnessing this knowledge in the design of novel therapeutic approaches. This project will continue to build on our work identifying cancer-specific metabolic changes and vulnerabilities and how these could be exploited for cancer treatment. The successful applicant will use a wide range of techniques, including metabolomics, cell biology and in vivo studies. We are looking for a dedicated, ambitious and collaborative scientist who can work independently and as part of a team. Previous experience in metabolism would be an advantage, and a PhD in a relevant area is required. For more information please visit our lab webpage at https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/labs/karen-vousden

Project scope

  • You will join a highly interactive group of postdocs and students studying various aspects of cancer metabolism, cancer immunology and the biology of the p53 tumour suppressor protein. You will be given the opportunity to develop your own project, with strong support from your laboratory colleagues. The direction of research will be guided by your own interests and ambitions. The Francis Crick Institute will give you unprecedented opportunities to develop skills and expertise, as well as interactions with an outstanding faculty of life scientists.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 26 March 2019 at 23:30.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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