Postdoctoral Fellows

We see postdocs as the pillars of our research, contributing the intellectual activities of their own groups and the Beatson Institute as a whole. Our postdoc training programme is designed to promote the development of outstanding and dedicated early career scientists with the ambition that by the end of their tenure they will be ready to compete for an independent position.

Group Leaders at the Institute always welcome applications from prospective postdoctoral fellows. Posts are offered initially for three years with the possibility, if successful, of a further two. Starting salaries are from £31,604 to 37,399 per annum. Typically you will be PhD qualified in a life sciences subject or one of the many core technologies utilised at the Institute including advanced imaging, metabolomics and in vivo modelling. A desire and enthusiasm for cancer research is also expected.

Any current vacancies are detailed below. However, if you are interested in the work we do and would like to find out if there are other positions becoming available soon or if you are considering applying for an independent postdoctoral fellowship, please contact individual Group Leaders directly by following this link to our Research pages.

Possible sources of externally-funded fellowships.


AI in Drug Design

Beatson Drug Discovery Unit


Tumour Cell Death Laboratory

Prof Kevin Ryan

Two positions available:-
• Cell metabolism and autophagy in cancer
• Early detection of cancer



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Read more about the Research Groups working at the Beatson Institute.



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Find out more about our seminars including our Distinguished Seminar Programme.