RNA and Translational Control in Cancer

Prof Martin Bushell


Starting Salary from £31,604 to £41,929 (Depending on experience) plus relocation allowance and sponsorship and fees for a Skilled Workers Visa where applicable. Initial 3-year fixed term contract..

A research position is available within the laboratory of Prof. Martin Bushell. This position will develop and utilise advanced NGS methods including ribosome profiling to interrogate translational programmes operating in the tumour environment. These investigations will be closely linked to a number of groups within the Beatson Institute and will allow the complex molecular biology, advanced next generation sequencing approaches used in the Bushell laboratory, to be deployed into the complex in vivo genetic cancer models within the Institute. Importantly, this will also feed into drug discovery activities taking place in conjunction with the laboratory. The successful applicant will be actively involved in the laboratory’s interface with industry, translating our basic understanding at the forefront of academic pharmaceutical company interactions.  

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be driven by scientific curiosity, and have an excellent publication record in cell biology. Ideally the successful candidate would have a strong track record in protein synthesis, bioinformatics and advanced NGS and an understanding of the associated experimental methodologies. Experience with in vivo models of cancer and/or biochemical kinetic assays using recombinant purified proteins would be an advantage. 

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 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.

For informal enquiries please email Prof. Martin Bushell at Martin.Bushell@glasgow.ac.uk 

 Closing Date for Applications: 30th September 2021




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