Tumour Cell Death Laboratory

Prof Kevin Ryan

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

Starting Salary from £31,604 to £41,929 (Depending on experience) plus relocation allowance where appropriate.

Initial 3 year fixed term contract (with possibility of up to 2 year extension)


There are two postdoctoral positions available in the Tumour Cell Death Laboratory (TCDL) headed by Professor Kevin Ryan. The TCDL is a vibrant team which aims to understand how cell viability is controlled during tumour development and in response to cancer therapy. We focus on cell metabolism, autophagy and apoptosis – pathways that control cell viability, tumour development and the response to cancer therapy. One post will use cell biology and genetics to investigate the mechanisms controlling cell viability with the aim of enhancing the effectiveness of chemotherapy and the other will focus on identifying and characterising biomarkers of pre-cancerous pancreas cancer by using genetically-modified in vivo models and proteomics.

Key recent publications from the group include: Sierra Gonzalez et al. Nature 563(7733):719-723; Sakamaki et al. Molecular Cell 66(4):517-543; Rosenfeldt et al. Nature 504(7479):296-30; Long et al. Molecular Cell 50(3):394-406;

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be ambitious and be driven by scientific curiosity. Existing skills with regard to mammalian cell culture and molecular biology are desired and experience or interest in in vivo cancer models would be an advantage.

To find out more about this unique opportunity to establish advanced skills and expertise in this exciting field please contact: Professor Kevin Ryan, k.ryan@beatson.gla.ac.uk

The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute is committed to increase the number of female scientists at this level and encourages female applicants to apply. We have recently introduced 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.


Closing date for applications is 31st August 2019.





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