|Salary:||£32,868 to £42,717 subject to experience, plus relocation allowance and visa costs if required|
|Placed On:||30th January 2023|
|Closes:||3rd March 2023|
RNA and Translational Control in Cancer
Understanding how translational control mechanisms drive distinct types of gene expression programmes
Salary: from £32,868 to £42,717 subject to experience, plus relocation allowance and visa costs if required.
Contract term: Fixed up to 6 years, subject to successful review at Year 3
The CRUK Beatson Institute where the lab is based is a world leading cancer research institute, situated in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland and hosting approximately 60 postdoctoral researcher scientists at any one time. It has an excellent reputation for fundamental cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis.
A postdoctoral position is offered in the ‘RNA and Translational Control in Cancer’ group headed by Professor Martin Bushell. This position will develop and utilise advanced NGS methods including ribosome profiling to interrogate translational programmes operating in the tumour environment using both in vivo and in vitro model systems. These investigations will be closely linked to a number of groups within the Beatson Institute and will allow the complex molecular biology, advanced next generation sequencing approaches used in the Bushell laboratory, to be deployed into the complex in vivo genetic cancer models and advanced computational approaches within the Institute. Importantly, this will also feed into drug discovery activities taking place in conjunction with the laboratory. The successful applicant will be actively involved in the laboratory’s interface with industry, translating our basic understanding at the forefront of academic pharmaceutical company interactions.
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be driven by scientific curiosity, and have an excellent publication record in cell biology. Ideally the successful candidate would have a strong track record in protein synthesis, bioinformatics and advanced NGS and an understanding of the associated experimental methodologies. Experience with in vivo models of cancer and/or biochemical kinetic assays using recombinant purified proteins would be an advantage.
To find out more please contact: Professor Martin Bushell, email@example.com
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Our overarching research ethos at the Institute is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity. The diversity of our staff and students is also what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.
The Institute is also committed to increasing the number of female scientists at the postdoc level and beyond and encourages female applicants to apply. We have a highly attractive maternity policy which provides 12-18 months support and funding for postdocs wishing to take time off to spend with their children amongst other family friendly policies.
All applications must be made via our website: http://www.beatson.gla.ac.uk/careers/postdoctoral-fellows/ .
Closing Date for Applications: 03 March 2023.
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