The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is seeking to appoint an outstanding scientist to a new Junior Group Leader position. CRUK are particularly interested in recruiting an individual with a strong track record of interdisciplinary research in cellular heterogeneity and plasticity including, but not limited to, tumour-host interactions, microenvironment, biophysical regulation of tumour function, and genetic and non-genetic drivers of tumour evolution and response to therapy. The lab also encourage applications in other areas that synergise with existing research strengths within the Institute (cruk.manchester.ac.uk).
Integration into The Christie Hospital campus makes this an incredible opportunity for an outstanding academic or clinician scientist to launch and/or develop their independent career and to train and mentor the next generation of exceptional scientists. The Institute provides a stimulating and supportive environment promoting basic and translational cancer research within an extraordinary collaborative network including The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester within the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC). The CRUK Manchester Institute is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace and they encourage candidates who reflect diversity in the broadest sense. All appointments will be made on merit.
You will have a PhD in an area relevant to cancer research, extensive post-doctoral
experience, a proven track record of high-impact publications and some success with
funding application(s). Candidates should be highly motivated and innovative, able to
communicate clearly well-formulated and incisive research proposals and their potential
impact on curiosity-driven basic cancer research and/or delivery of translational research or potential for translation to the clinic. Demonstrative research independence will be an advantage.
The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute at the University of Manchester (manchester.ac.uk) is a world-leading centre of excellence that sits at the heart of the wider Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) (mcrc.manchester.ac.uk). The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (cancerresearchuk.org), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. CRUK are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (christie.nhs.uk), one of the largest clinical cancer treatment centres in Europe. Their integration and collaboration provides an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes. Their research is benefited greatly by the MCRC Tissue Biobank which contains over 150,000 samples.
CRUK will move to an exceptional research building currently under construction on The Christie site in early 2023. Their new building is designed around team science with multi-disciplinarity at its core to enhance their ambitions of integrated basic and clinical translational cancer care, driving forwards research synergies across the Manchester cancer research ecosystem. In the meantime, they are located in excellent facilities at the Life Sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire and the Oglesby Cancer Research Building in Withington, south Manchester.
Manchester is a dynamic vibrant city offering exceptional standards of living with excellent national and international travel links and beautiful surrounding countryside.
To apply for this position please visit their website: http://www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk/Opportunities/Opportunities-Home
Informal enquiries can be addressed to any of the Institute’s group leaders or
The deadline for receipt of applications is: 18th July 2021
Application deadline: 18 Jul 2021
Application deadline: 18 Jul 2021
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