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Postdoctoral Scientist - Skin Cancer and Ageing Group

The University of Manchester - Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Location: Manchester
Salary: £31,604 to £41,929 dependent upon qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st July 2021
Closes: 22nd August 2021
Job Ref: MI/21/18

Fixed term position until 31 August 2024

About the role:

A Melanoma Research Alliance/Rosetress 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 discover new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. The project aims to focus and integrate extensive metabolic and immune knowledge we have already gained from in vitro and in vivo models of melanoma. We aim to understand how modifications in age and diet will modify the tumour microenvironment and the tumour cell, and will leverage patient derived genomic, immunologic, epidemiologic and clinical data to translate this to clinical benefit for skin cancer patients. 

About you:

You will have a PhD in cell biology, immunology, or a relevant field. A background in metabolism, immune ageing, bioinformatics and 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:

Please note this vacancy will close for applications at 11:59pm on Sunday 22 August 2021.

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is a Research Institute within The University of Manchester and is core funded by Cancer Research UK

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