Postdoctoral Training Fellow - Cancer Biology

10/12/2018, 23:55

Cancer Biology
Cancer and Genome Instability
Full time
Fixed Term
Fixed Term for 3 years
35 hours
£30,715 - £35,109
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 have a postdoctoral position available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Wojciech Niedzwiedz, Division of Cancer Biology at The Institute of Cancer Research in London. We are looking for highly motivated and creative individuals with a strong interest in molecular biology and mechanisms of DNA repair and replication. We currently employ state-of-the art cell biology and biochemical analysis to elucidate how cells detect and repair damaged DNA.

The ICR and the Division of Cancer Biology has excellent facilities including state-of-the art microscopy, flow cytometry, cryo-electron microscopy, protein production and bioinformatics facilities.

Applicants should possess a PhD (or equivalent) in biochemistry or molecular biology with experience in DNA repair and/or replication. Expertise in at least one of the following techniques: fluorescent microscopy, DNA combing/fibre, protein production in insect cells (MultiBac), biochemistry is essential for these posts and experience in animal models would be desirable.

Appointment will be on Fixed Term Contract for 3 years in the first instance, with a starting salary in the range of £30,715 - £35,109 p.a.

Interviews will be held on 12th - 14th December.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr. Wojciech Niedzwiedz ( Please note, this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address.

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

This Program is closed to applications.