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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research - Le Quesne Laboratory

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £31,604 to £41,929 (Depending on experience) plus relocation allowance where appropriate
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th March 2020
Closes: 30th April 2020

Professor John Le Quesne

Starting Salary from £31,604 to £41,929 (Depending on experience) plus relocation allowance where appropriate. Initial 3 year fixed term contract.

Would you like to develop your scientific career in a research institute that is founded on the quality of its people, acknowledged for its collaborative environment 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.

Our innovative and ambitious research themes focus on understanding the regulation of the tumour microenvironment and cancer metabolism, in particular:

  • Intrinsic cancer cell vulnerabilities caused by cell growth
  • Interplay between the tumour microenvironment, metastasis and recurrence
  • Biology of early disease, aimed at developing a ‘Precision Prevention’ approach

The Le Quesne laboratory has a world-class track record in tissue-based studies of solid malignancy, and combines large tumour cohorts, classical histopathology, deep phenotyping techniques (eg multiplex imaging of tissue sections, machine learning methods), and molecular methods in the study of tumour biology.

We currently have a vacancy for a statistician/computer scientist who will use advanced modelling methods to interpret image-derived, genomic, and gene expression data. Key projects include the development of models of translational control, tumour metastasis, and modelling of large-volume single-cell gene expression data derived from multiplex images of tissue sections. An interest in cell-based modelling of cell division and movement would be an advantage.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be driven by scientific curiosity and have an excellent publication record in cancer biology. Experience in cancer stem cell biology, molecular biology and/or transcriptional profiling will be an advantage.

To find out more about this unique opportunity to establish advanced skills and expertise in the exciting field of colorectal cancer biology, please contact Prof John Le Quesne at for more details.

At the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, we are committed to increasing the number of female scientists at this level and strongly encourage female applicants to apply. We have recently introduced a highly attractive, innovative maternity policy, which includes providing a postdoc with support and funding so that their projects can continue during their maternity leave.

All applications must be made via our website at

Closing date for applications: 30th April 2020

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