Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Cancer Biology
Institute of Cancer Research, Structural Biology
United Kingdom

Funded by a 6-year Programme Foundation Award from Cancer Research UK, a post-doctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Alessandro Vannini, Division of Structural Biology at The Institute of Cancer Research in London. We are looking for highly motivated and creative individuals with a strong interest in cancer biology. We currently employ molecular and cell biology approaches in vitro and in vivo, to elucidate the role of the RNA Polymerase III transcription apparatus in cancer.

This is an ideal opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic scientist to join a dynamic research team with excellent collaborators and facilities. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work independently and will have the opportunity to supervise a higher scientific officer in order to establish a comprehensive research plan aimed at uncovering RNA Polymerase III role in cancer and exploit its therapeutic potential (see for example “Gouge et al., Cell 2015”).

Applicants should possess a PhD (or equivalent) in in cell biology or related disciplines and should be familiar with multiple of the following techniques: functional genomics via next generation sequencing, genome editing with CRISPR, 3D cell culture and tissue culture/engineering.

Appointment will be on Fixed Term Contract for 3 years in the first instance, with a starting salary in the range of £32,200 to £39,350 p.a. inclusive (based on previous post-doctoral experience).

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