Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Autophagy and cell death in cancer

Prof Kevin Ryan

www.beatson.gla.ac.uk/kevin_ryan 

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.

The Tumour Cell Death group is a vibrant team which aims to understand how cell viability is controlled during tumour development and in response to cancer therapy.  We focus on apoptosis and autophagy – two pathways that control cell viability – and we study both existing and novel factors controlling these pathways.  We are interested in the basic molecular mechanisms of apoptosis and autophagy, coupled with the use of in vivo cancer models to understand the impact of these pathways on the establishment, maintenance and spread of cancer.  Ultimately, our studies aim to provide insights to both improve existing clinical regimens and to identify novels targets for therapeutic intervention.

You will have successfully completed a PhD in a field relevant to the molecular and cellular biology of cancer.  Although not essential, skills in microscopy, mammalian cell culture and molecular biology as well as knowledge of cancer models would also be an advantage.  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 Prof Ryan at k.ryan@beatson.gla.ac.uk

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

All applications must be made via our website at http://www.beatson.gla.ac.uk/careers/postdoctoral-fellows/

Closing Date for Applications: 23 February 2018

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