Group Leader (Cancer Biology)

University of Cambridge - Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Senior Research Associate (£48,327 - £49,772) or Principal Research Associate (£57,674 - £66,835)

The Gurdon Institute brings together world-class researchers in the fields of cancer and developmental biology to exploit synergies at the interface between these two fields. We are now searching for one or more new group leaders at junior or mid-career level in any area of cancer biology whose research complements our existing strengths in human organoid systems, mouse genetics, in vivo imaging, epigenetics and DNA replication and repair.

The Institute is located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge, and part of the University's School of Biological Sciences. Founded in 1991, its purpose is to provide the best possible environment for research, and to foster interactions and collaborations between scientists with diverse but complementary interests.  It is generously supported by core funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, and benefits from state-of-the art facilities in a friendly, modern environment (see

Applicants are expected to conduct their own research and to lead a group of researchers, including postdocs and PhD students, as well as managing support staff.  They should have demonstrable and significant postdoctoral expertise in the relevant field of cancer biology and an excellent publication record.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your CV, covering letter, publications list and research statement in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. The names and contact details of three referees are a necessary part of the submission. Referees will be contacted automatically following an application but applicants are strongly advised to prepare nominated referees for the need to provide references within two weeks of the closing date.

Please submit your application by midnight (GMT) on the closing date of 09 January 2017. If you wish to discuss your application before applying, please contact Please quote reference PR10677 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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