Drosophila Models of Metastasis

McNab Centre for Cancer Innovation

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


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.

We seek an ambitious post-doctoral scientist to generate Drosophila models to enable development/evolution of drugs and drug combinations to target cancer cells in metastatic microenvironments. The successful applicant will deploy Drosophila genetics to create fly 'avatars' of human metastatic cancers. These will then be used to explore how cancers disseminate, and to characterise the microenvironmental changes that occur in insect tissues as they foster metastatic growth. The rapidity and high throughput of Drosophila models will then enable the successful candidate to identify compounds with potential to target metastasis and to work with chemists to further 'evolve' these toward anti-metastatic therapies.

A PhD in cell, developmental or cancer biology is essential and experience in Drosophila genetics and/or advanced tissue imaging techniques would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Ross Cagan (ross.cagan@glasgow.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 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: 10th October 2021




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