Junior Group Leader

Call for early career cancer researchers with or applying for external fellowship funding to establish their first independent laboratory at the CRUK Beatson Institute and Institute of Cancer Sciences (University of Glasgow). Please note, you should already hold a fellowship or be thinking about applying for one and be looking for a suitable host institution

Competitive starting salary (depending on experience and level of fellowship funding but typically circa £57,000) plus relocation allowance of up to £8,000 and costs paid for skilled workers visa if required

Initial 6-year full time contract (depending on length of fellowship funding).

The CRUK Beatson Institute is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, situated in Glasgow and hosting approximately 250 talented researchers at various career stages, including several Junior Group Leaders. We are renowned for our world-class in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis and have an excellent reputation for cutting-edge fundamental and translational research in our three key strategic areas: biology of early disease; energetic stress / cancer metabolism; and microenvironment / metastasis. As well as generous core funding from Cancer Research UK, the Institute receives an additional third of its total income from external grants and industry collaborations. We pride ourselves on our highly collaborative research environment fostered by our outstanding state of the art advanced imaging, proteomic, metabolomic and spatial profiling technologies and expertise, to which successful candidates will have full access.

The Institute of Cancer Sciences is closely allied with the CRUK Beatson Institute and supported by numerous external grants and our Cancer Research UK Scotland Cancer Centre https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/cancersciences/ Our main site is the Wolfson-Wohl Translational Cancer Research Centre, which houses clinical, translational and basic scientists involved in precision oncology.

Our overarching research ethos is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity. The diversity of our staff and students is also what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.

We are now keen to strengthen and diversify our pool of early career researchers in independent positions at the CRUK Beatson Institute and the Institute of Cancer Sciences (University of Glasgow). We are therefore inviting applications from talented individuals with aspirations to become an independent Junior Group Leader within a leading cancer research facility and establish a programme of research that aligns with our key strategic areas and enriches our current research efforts. You will be a highly motivated research scientist who is both on track to establish themselves and have ambitions to become a future leader in their field of cancer research. Candidates will be required to hold or apply for fellowship funding such as CRUK, Wellcome Trust, UKRI and ERC. We will provide expert guidance, mentoring and support in this process

The successful applicant must have the following:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of developing independent research and relevant collaborations, ideally in the area of cancer research
  • A track record of novel and innovative research that demonstrates impact in their field
  • Plans to develop the relevant skills and knowledge to drive the development of their own independent research group
  • A developing international network
  • Evidence of starting to develop their translational skills and network
  • Leadership skills gained through effective supervision of MSc/PhD students
  • Evidence of strong communication skills gained through sharing their research within the wider community

For informal enquiries please email Prof Gareth Inman gareth.inman@glasgow.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 31st May 2022.




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