Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Dr David Lewis and Dr Oliver Maddocks

Cachexia & Cancer Metabolism

CRUK Grand Challenge - Cancer Cachexia Action Network (CanCAN)
CRUK Beatson Institute / University of Glasgow

Salary: £32,868 to £42,717 (Depending on experience) plus relocation allowance and Visa costs if required.

Contract term: Initial 3-year fixed term contract with possible 2 year extension.

Following a £20M Grand Challenge Award from CRUK, The Cancer Cachexia Action Network (CanCAN), a team of transatlantic scientists led by Eileen White, will be addressing the fundamental mechanisms underlying cancer-induced cachexia. The Glasgow CanCAN lab is a newly established interdisciplinary team set up to investigate the systemic and tumour specific metabolic determinants of and responses to cancer cachexia.

We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist with experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • In vivo and in vitro models of cancer
  • Cancer metabolism & metabolomics
  • Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry
  • Molecular biology
  • Bioinformatics

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be ambitious, collaborative and driven by scientific curiosity.

The CRUK Beatson Institute is a cancer research institute, situated in Glasgow with approximately 250 researchers split across 30 research groups consisting of PIs, postdoctoral scientists, PhD students and scientific officers. It is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, supporting cutting-edge work into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. It has an excellent reputation for fundamental cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis. Its research ethos is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity.

Informal enquiries to: Dr. David Lewis

Postdoc support

  • Postdocs are key members of our research community, and we offer them a range of opportunities to train and develop as researchers while they are with us:
  • Exciting, innovative cancer research projects in state-of-the art labs
  • A highly collaborative and interactive research environment
  • Access to and training in key advanced technologies, for example imaging and in vivo modelling
  • A mentor enabling scheme to aid personal and professional development
  • A rich programme of scientific exchange through seminars, workshops and meetings
  • Support to make fellowship and small grant applications, including during their transition to their next position
  • Guidance and mentoring to compete for an independent scientist position as well as a multitude of other career options, including in industry.
  • A highly engaged postdoc forum, providing peer support, training, careers advice and regular social events

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Our overarching research ethos at the Institute 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.

    The Institute is also committed to increasing the number of female scientists at the postdoc level and beyond and encourages female applicants to apply. We have 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 amongst other family friendly policies.

    Employee Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • 40.5 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata)
    • Defined Contribution pension scheme
    • Life Insurance scheme
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Season ticket loan
    • Additional maternity pay at 6 month’s full pay (subject to service)
    • Shared parental leave
    • Cycle to work scheme that could save you 26-40% on a bike and accessories.
    • Access to Employee benefit schemes with discounts on supermarkets, cinema, travel and much more.
    • On-site secure parking

    Closing date for applications is 6th April 2023.

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