Postdoctoral Scientist – Skin Cancer and Ageing Group

The University of Manchester - The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

  • Salary in the range of £30,000 - £39,800 dependent upon qualifications and experience
  • Fixed term position until 31 August 2020

About the role:

A Wellcome Trust funded Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr Amaya Virós to identify the biological mechanisms responsible for poor outcome in elderly skin cancer patients and to validate novel adjuvant therapeutic approaches for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. The project aims to integrate knowledge gained from the study of in vitro and in vivo models of melanoma in the elderly with patient derived genomic, immunologic, epidemiologic and clinical data and translate this to clinical benefit for skin cancer patients. 

About you:

You should have a PhD in cell biology, immunology, or a relevant field. A background in melanoma, ageing and senescence, bioinformatics or use of in vivo cancer models is desirable but not required.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

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 currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside and at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) in South Manchester.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK Manchester Institute, Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, 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.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Amaya Virós via email:

Closing date: 2 January 2018.

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