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Senior Cell Biologists

The University of Manchester - Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Location: Manchester
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th June 2019
Closes: 24th July 2019
Job Ref: MI/19/35

  • Salary in the range of £24,776 - £41,538 dependent upon experience
  • Job Ref: MI/19/35
  • Non-time limited position 

About the role:

We are currently looking for Senior Cell Biologists within the Drug Discovery Unit. The Drug Discovery Unit was established in 2010 and has a strong record of candidate drug delivery with successful project collaborations with AstraZeneca, GSK and biotech partners. We have recently relocated our well-equipped laboratories to Alderley Park. The aim of this post is to provide expertise in cell biology throughout the drug discovery process. In particular todevise experimental strategies to identify and validate drug targets, to build assays to profile and understand compound activity versus the drug target and to perform studies to identify clinical biomarkers to aid patient selection and thus make a significant contribution to the practical delivery of projects. 

About you:

You should have a BSc (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or related subject or equivalent relevant experience along with specialist knowledge in cancer cell biology and cellular assays with extensive experience in cellular assay development, screening and compound profiling. Extensive experience, ideally in the biotech or pharma sectors is also required.

A PhD or research experience in a drug discovery setting would be an advantage.  

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. 

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI 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 the job section of our website:

(currently running alongside our main CRUK MI website page: 

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Graeme Walker, email:

The deadline for receipt of applications is: Wednesday 24 July 2019.

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