Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

9 month Fixed Term Contract

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.

Dr Jen Morton runs a very dynamic lab which is seeking to expand our understanding of the molecular genetics and biology of pancreatic cancer, and also the CRUK (Glasgow) Centre preclinical trials unit, which aims to test novel personalized therapies to improve patient outcomes. She currently has a temporary position for an experienced Postdoc to work in the area of genomics and personalized medicine. The primary focus of this position is to study the mechanisms by which novel tumour suppressors and oncogenes, often identified by genomic approaches, function in the pathogenesis and therapeutic sensitivity of specific cancer types including leukaemias and epithelial cancers such as pancreatic. The work will involve the use of cell culture, murine models (GEMMs), and clinical specimens. The researcher will also be expected to collaborate with both academic and industrial partners on some projects.

You will have successfully completed a PhD in a field relevant to cancer biology.  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 Dr Morton at

All applications must be made via our website at

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