Senior Scientific Officer

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Prof Owen Sansom

Fixed term contract for 5 years

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.

The Sansom laboratory has world-leading expertise in the development of genetically engineered murine models of colorectal and pancreatic cancer which accurately recapitulate the intricate nature of the human disease.  These model systems are critical to better understanding the individual contributions that cancer cells, stromal components and immune infiltrates make to the overall metabolic state of a tumour.  We are currently seeking a Senior Scientific Officer to join an exciting multi-centre collaborative project funded by a CRUK Grand Challenge award, your role will be to support research using these advanced model systems to deliver an exciting and ambitious research project.

You should possess a degree at 2(1) or above in genetics, cancer biology, molecular biology or a related subject. PhD candidates will also be considered for this role. Whilst training will be provided, you will be expected to be proactive and ambitious in your work. Previous experience in genetically engineered in vivo cancer models is not essential but would be advantageous.

The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute is committed to increase the number of female scientists at this level and encourages female applicants to apply.

For informal enquiries please email Dr Andrew Campbell at 

All applications must be made via our website at

Closing date for Applications – 22nd December 2017

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