Prof Owen Sansom

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)


Your project will seek to address a fundamental question in cancer research – the factors which underlie the tissue specific profile of common oncogene and tumour suppressor mutations in cancer. You will investigate the determinants of tissue specificity exhibited by mutations in the Wnt signalling pathway using advanced genetically engineered murine models of cancer. This research will be carried out in the Sansom Laboratory as part of the multinational CRUK Grand Challenge consortium "SPECIFICANCER".

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be driven by scientific curiosity, and have an excellent publication record in cutting edge cancer research. Experience in cancer cell biology and in particular applied use of genetically engineered murine models of cancer will be an advantage.

To find out more about this unique opportunity to establish advanced skills and expertise in the exciting field of cancer biology please contact Dr Andrew Campbell ( for further information.

At the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, we are committed to increasing the number of female scientists at this level and strongly encourage female applicants to apply. We have recently introduced a highly attractive, innovative maternity policy, which includes providing a postdoc with support and funding so that their projects can continue during their maternity leave.

Closing date for applications: 30/04/2019 




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