Group Leaders


An outstanding environment and generous core support

Competitive Salary and Benefits



The CRUK Beatson Institute is a cancer research institute, situated in Glasgow with approximately 250 researchers split across 30 research groups consisting of PIs, postdoctoral scientists, PhD students and scientific officers. It is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, supporting cutting-edge work in the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. As well as core support from Cancer Research UK, the Institute also receives an additional third of its total income from external grants and industry collaborations. It has an excellent reputation for fundamental cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis. Its research ethos is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity.

We are currently seeking a Chair of Immuno-oncology to lead both an innovative research programme in cancer immunology and strategic efforts in this area, ensuring that these are aligned with the overall goals of the Institute and our major funder, CRUK. You may be either seeking to develop your scientific ambitions in Immuno-oncology at a senior level, recently appointed to a senior position or an established leader in the field.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and an internationally recognised record of achievement in Immuno-oncology, gained in either an academic or clinical setting. A track record of delivering quality pre-clinical candidate therapeutics in the area of Immuno-oncology is also preferable to provide the strength and depth we are looking for and to realise our ambitions of improving outcomes for cancer patients. Renowned for our in vivo models, we also have excellent advanced technologies with state-of-the-art imaging capabilities, spatial mapping expertise and advanced proteomics/metabolomics facilities. We are keen for the successful candidate to incorporate some of these elements into their own research programme. You should have demonstrable leadership qualities gained in an academic or clinical environment, and while immersed in the basic biology underlying cancer and immunology, you should have a thorough understanding of how targeting these processes might be strategized and assessed pre-clinically and clinically.

In return we offer generous core support, an outstanding working environment recognised for its highly collaborative and interactive culture, and the opportunity to live and work in Glasgow and the West of Scotland where you can experience the best of cosmopolitan living and the great outdoors.  Details of the package available can be found here

Further information on our research activities, infrastructure and facilities is available on our website

For further information about this position please contact Prof. Owen Sansom on


Closing date: 31st March 2022. We encourage applicants to apply early as we will be reviewing CVs on a rolling basis and may invite candidates for a visit or interview prior to the closing date.



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