Postdoctoral Training Fellow – Cancer Stem Cell Team, Prof A Behrens (ID 616)

Location: Chelsea (London)

Key Information

Salary: Dependent on relevant Postdoctoral experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review. If the candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, the starting salary will be at  £34,344 until the successful completion of their viva.

This role is eligible for ICR Sponsorship. Support will be provided for costs associated with Visa application. If you are considering relocating to the UK, further information can be found here . 

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term for 2 years from start date

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time)

Job Details

Under the leadership of Professor Axel Behrens , we are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and creative molecular biologist with a strong background in cancer biology. The goal of the project is to use advanced genetic cancer mouse models and patient-derived human cancer organoids, to apply their cancer biology skills to elucidate mechanisms of cancer stem cell biology and metastasis formation, with the ultimate aim to develop novel cancer therapeutics.

For general information on Post Doc’s at The ICR can be found here .

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have PhD* or equivalent in molecular biology/biochemistry and substantial research experience in cancer biology and tumour organoid biology. 

The ICR has a workforce agreement stating that Postdoctoral Training Fellows can only be employed for up  to 7 years as PDTF at the ICR, providing total postdoctoral experience (including previous employment at this level elsewhere) does not exceed 10 years.

Department/Directorate Information:

The Cancer Stem Cell team led by Professor Axel Behrens  uses a combination of sophisticated genetics and human cancer organoids to understand the biology of cancer and to develop novel therapeutic options.

The Cancer Stem Cell team is part of The Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at the ICR, within the Division of Breast Cancer Research  which is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research. Our goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you’ll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits .

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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. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here .

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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