Postdoctoral Scientist - Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology

The University of Manchester - Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

  • 3 year fixed term position

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk), is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are adjacent to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (www.christie.nhs.uk), 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.

A 3 year position is available in the laboratory of Prof Caroline Dive to join in an exciting collaborative program with Dr. Charles M. Rudin, MD (Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York) to characterise mechanisms of acquired resistance in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The project will build on previous research from the host laboratory that has shown that circulating tumour cells (CTCs) from patients with SCLC are capable of forming tumours in vivo and also established single cell genomic analysis of CTCs (Nat Med 2014, 20, 897-903).

The successful applicant should have a PhD in biological sciences. A background in bioinformatics is desirable but not required.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Caroline Dive (caroline.dive@cruk.manchester.ac.uk) and Dr Ged Brady (ged.brady@cruk.manchester.ac.uk).

To apply for this position please visit our website: www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk

For applicants who are unable to download this information from our website, please contact HR department on 0161 446 3231, email: jobs@cruk.manchester.ac.uk to have this information sent by post.

Closing date: 3rd January 2017

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