Postdoc Position Postdoctoral Scientist Gergely Lab

University of Cambridge, UK is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position in biochemistry. This fellowship is last for 3 years and posible to extend. Applicants should apply before December 23, 2018.

Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, has combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge. As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 400 researchers and support staff with 22 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join the Gergely group. The Gergely lab studies the role of the microtubule cytoskeleton in human diseases. We maintain a strong focus on centrosomes, key microtubule-organising organelles in cells. The main objectives of our research are to determine how and why centrosome abnormalities arise in cancer and in what context they promote tumour formation and progression. We use a combination of cell-based and animal models to address these questions. This particular project aims at understanding tissue-and cell type-specific roles of centrosomes and their link to cell cycle control.

The purpose of this role is to support and maintain the University’s national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Contribution to excellence in research will be as a member of a research team carrying out research at a similar level to that undertaken by lecturing staff and will provide substantial scope for academic judgement, originality, interpretation and presentation of results. Contribution to teaching will include assistance in the presentation of seminars and may include participation in the research group’s teaching programme.

We are looking for an outstanding Research Associate with a strong background in cell biology, proteomics and biochemistry. Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant area of biological sciences. Previous experience with mouse models is an advantage. We expect candidates to be creative, motivated and ready to tackle difficult scientific questions independently while making the best use of the multidisciplinary environment at CRUK CI. Ours is a small group and therefore we are looking for an enthusiastic team player with good communication skills.

For more information on the group, visit

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

The closing date is 23 December 2018, with the interview date to be confirmed.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.


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