Postdoctoral Training Fellow

Institute of Cancer Research - Cell Division Team

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FMedSci, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

The research of the Cell Division Team focuses on understanding how cells divide, in particular how the machinery that controls cell division is regulated in space and time.

We seek to appoint a Postdoctoral Training Fellow to the team led by Professor Jonathon Pines in the Division of Cancer Biology to measure and analyse the behaviour of the proteins involved in the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint that regulates chromosome segregation. You will join a small, enthusiastic and friendly team analysing mitotic control, and will be given opportunities to use your own initiative and to work in collaboration with others.

Applicants should possess a PhD in a biological science such as molecular cell biology, biophysics or biochemistry. Experience with live cell microscopy or proteomics or in mitosis research is desirable.

Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 3 years in the first instance. The full salary scale for the post is in the range from £30,410 p.a. to £43,463 p.a. inclusive. Starting salary will be based on previous postdoctoral experience.

Informal enquires can be made to Professor Jonathon Pines at Jon.Pines@icr.ac.uk.  Please do not send your application to Professor Pines, formal applications must be submitted online

To apply please submit your CV and covering letter (addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification and incl. the names and addresses of two referees) online.

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