Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Initial 3 year fixed term contract (with possibility of up to 2 year extension)

Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres. It supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. 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 of cancer.

The Colorectal Cancer and Wnt Signalling laboratory is a vibrant team which aims to understand the key pathways that drive CRC in vivo. We have identified that alterations in translation are a hallmark of loss of the APC tumour suppressor gene (Faller et al 2015, Nature*) and now wish to identify key translational targets and new mechanisms which control of translational elongation. Importantly, you will work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team funded by a Wellcome Collaborative Award investigating “Translation elongation in health and Disease” that will support all areas of this project.

You will have successfully completed a PhD in a field relevant to translation and/or cancer. You will have published primary research papers on relevant topics. Training will be provided for all aspects of the work, but you will be expected to be proactive and ambitious in your work.

For informal enquiries please email Prof Sansom at

All applications must be made via our website at

*Faller WJ. Sansom OJ. mTORC1-mediated translational elongation limits intestinal tumour initiation and growth. Nature. 2015;517(7535):497-500

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