Senior Cell Biologist (Drug Discovery Unit)

The University of Manchester - Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

  • This position is Fixed Term & funded until 31st March 2019

We are currently looking for a Senior Cell Biologist within the Drug Discovery Unit. The aim of this post is to provide expertise in cellular assay development relevant to target pharmacology, devise experimental strategies to profile and understand compound mode of action and thus make a significant contribution to the practical delivery of projects.

The successful applicant should have a Degree in Biological Sciences or related subject or equivalent relevant experiences. Coupled with extensive experience in cellular assay development, screening and compound profiling, ideally obtained in the biotech or pharma sectors. The post would suit a highly motivated, conscientious and well-organised individual who is looking to apply and develop their knowledge of cell biology to discover and characterise novel therapeutic cancer drugs.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact either recruiting line manager Dr. Graeme Walker or Drug Discovery Unit Head of Biology Dr. Ian D. Waddell

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 adjacent to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (, 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.

Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients. Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

The Institute has outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry.

We are situated in Manchester, England, a vibrant and dynamic city that is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has excellent transport links both nationally and internationally.

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The deadline for receipt of applications is: 04 January 2017

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