CRUK Senior Scientific Officer

17/09/2019, 23:55

Molecular Pathology
Gastrointestinal Cancer Biology and Genomics
Full time
Fixed Term
3 years
circa £43,000
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

We seek to appoint a Senior Scientific Officer in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Biology and Genomics Team led by Dr. Nicola Valeri. Dr. Valeri’s lab aims to discover novel biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets in gastrointestinal malignancies with a special focus on colorectal and gastro-oesophageal cancers. The successful applicant will be involved in developing functional assays to test drug sensitivity and drug resistance “ex vivo” and “in vivo”. Applicants should have a degree in Cell Biology, Cancer Biology or Pathology, ideally a higher degree, and have good laboratory and analytical skills with experience of working in a collaborative environment. Previous experience in cell biology and molecular pathology applied to organoids is essential and must be documented by clear track/publication record and presentations at national and international conferences.


This is an ideal opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic scientist to join a dynamic research team with excellent collaborators and facilities at a highly recognised institute.


The post is funded by a Cancer Research UK Accelerator Award. The full salary scale for the post is £43,000 p.a. - £56,000 p.a. inclusive; the starting salary will be in the range £43,000 p.a. inclusive based on relevance of skills and experience. The appointment is offered on a fixed term contract of 3 years in the first instance.


Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Nicola Valeri ( Please do not send your application to these email addresses; CVs must be submitted online.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.

Funded by

Cancer Research UK
Additional Documentation for Candidates

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