Neuroblastoma UK Funded Research Associate

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
1 Jan 2020
£32,816 to £40,322
3 years

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Suzanne Turner to work on a project employing drug libraries and CRISPR/Cas9 based screens for drug resistance in paediatric cancers, specifically neuroblastoma.

The position is funded by Neuroblastoma UK.

The post is available immediately and will be based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's hospital in the Division of Cellular and Molecular pathology.

Candidates must have a PhD in cancer biology or a closely related subject and preferably have already conducted a period of postdoctoral research. Experience of cell culture and molecular biology would be advantageous. We particularly welcome applications from those holding a UK Home Office licence for work with laboratory animals or have experience of working with lab mice.

The research group of Suzanne Turner is interested in understanding mechanisms of tumour development as they pertain to paediatric cancers, specifically lymphoma and neuroblastoma. Work in the lab covers the basic understanding of biological processes leading to cancer through to the development of biomarkers and novel therapies.

The successful candidate will conduct research and also write up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area.

Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers in this area.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Contact Details

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Suzanne Turner

General queries should be directed to Jodi Smith, or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK21061 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.