Cell metabolism and Cancer associated fibroblasts

Prof Sara Zanivan

Starting Salary from £31,604 to £43,788 (Depending on experience) plus relocation allowance and Visa costs paid for Skilled Workers visa if required.

(Salary scales currently under review)

Initial 3 year fixed term contract with possible 2 year extension.


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A postdoctoral position is available in the Tumour Microenvironment & Proteomics group headed by Professor Sara Zanivan. The group is a vibrant team, which aims to understand how cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) influence tumour development and metastatic spread, with a focus on cell metabolism. We are currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated postdoc to join our multidisciplinary team to study the roles of cell metabolism in regulating CAF functions important for metastatic dissemination ( https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.30.125237v2.full).

This post will identify and functionally characterise metabolic pathways that control CAF functions important to create a tumour-promoting tumour and immune microenvironment. The project involves analysis of our and publicly available omics datasets, heterotypic cell cultures with patient-derived cells, state-of-the-art omics technologies, including metabolomics and proteomics, and in vivo models.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be ambitious and driven by scientific curiosity. Previous experience with regard to cell metabolism is highly recommended, and experience or interest in CAFs, in vivo cancer models and omics data analysis 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 Sara Zanivan  s.zanivan@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 is 28 February 2022.




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