Cell metabolism and autophagy in cancer

Prof Kevin Ryan

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 with possibility for extension



A postdoctoral position is offered in the Tumour Cell Death and Autophagy Laboratory (TCDAL) headed by Professor Kevin Ryan. The TCDAL is a vibrant team which aims to understand how cell viability is controlled during tumour development and in response to cancer therapy.  We focus on cell metabolism, autophagy and apoptosis – pathways that control cell viability, tumour development and the response to cancer therapy.  The successful applicant will use cell biology and genetics to investigate the mechanisms controlling cell viability with the aim of understanding tumour development and enhancing the application and effectiveness of cancer therapy. 

Key recent publications from the group include:  Sierra Gonzalez et al. Nature 563(7733):719-723; Sakamaki et al.  Molecular Cell 66(4):517-543; Rosenfeldt et al. Nature 504(7479):296-30; Long et al. Molecular Cell 50(3):394-406;

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be ambitious and be driven by scientific curiosity. Existing skills with regard to mammalian cell culture and molecular biology are desired and experience or interest in in vivo cancer models would be an advantage.

To find out more about this unique opportunity to establish advanced skills and expertise in this exciting field please contact:  Professor Kevin Ryan,  k.ryan@beatson.gla.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 recently introduced a highly attractive maternity policy which provides 12-18 months support and funding for postdocs wishing to take time off to spend with their children.

Closing date for applications: 06 February 2022




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