Senior Scientific Officer - Dr Payam Gammage

Senior Scientific Officer- Dr Payam Gammage

Mitochondrial DNA mutations in cancer

Salary: From £25,767 to £43,197 (Depending on experience).

Contract term: Permanent

About us

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 officer s. It is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, supporting cutting-edge work into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. As well as core support from Cancer Research UK, the Institute also receives an additional third of its total income from external grants and industry collaborations. 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.

Position outline

A unique opportunity to become a member in the laboratory of Dr Payam Gammage is available. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to help drive and support research projects using several cancer cell lines and mouse models. To get a flavour of what we do:

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject. Experience using mouse models and a background in molecular biology and cell culture techniques is essential. Applicants must have excellent organisational skills and enjoy working in a positive and inclusive research environment.

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.

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

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jacqueline Tait-Mulder by email at

Closing Date for Applications: 18 December 2023 but we may contact promising candidates on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as you are ready.