Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Prof Martin Bushell

Starting Salary from £30,000 to £39,800 (Depending on experience) plus relocation allowance. Initial 3 year fixed term contract (with possibility of up to 2 years’ extension).

Would you like to develop your scientific career in a research institute that is founded on the quality of its people and designed to promote the development of the most outstanding and dedicated scientists?  Many early career researchers have already made that decision and at present over 100 of them are now benefiting from our excellent training programme. 

The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development and is one of the leading research institutes in Europe. 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.

We are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral fellow to work on a research project investigating how genetic alterations to the tRNA repertoire influence ribosome function to generate secretory phenotypes during intestinal differentiation & fibroblast activation, and how this can generate microenvironments that promote cancer progression.  The post holder will join the MicroRNA Regulation of Gene Expression group led by Professor Martin Bushell and work in collaboration with Profs. Jim Norman and Owen Sansom at the Beatson Institute in Glasgow.  The project will be of interest to those seeking to work on novel aspects of cell biology in the context of cancer and wishing to undertake cross-disciplinary approaches to medical science and cancer research.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be driven by scientific curiosity, and have an excellent publication record in cell biology. Experience with in vivo models of cancer, biochemical kinetic assays using recombinant purified proteins will be an advantage.

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 Prof Bushell at

All applications must be made via our website at

Closing Date for Applications: 16 February 2018

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