Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral researcher position in molecular biology. This fellowship is last for 4 years and posible to extend. Applications are invited up to January 12, 2020.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to join the research group of Professor George Vassiliou at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute ( and the University of Cambridge Department of Haematology, based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Our laboratory studies the preclinical evolution, molecular pathogenesis and treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and related cancers. The aim of this project will be to investigate the molecular basis of newly identified genetic vulnerabilities of myeloid malignancies and evaluate their therapeutic potential.

You be highly experienced in molecular biology and have an understanding of the biology of normal and malignant haematopoietic or other stem cells. Previous experience with CRISPR-Cas9 or other genetic screening platforms and/or the study of genetic vulnerabilities of leukaemia or other cancers would be an asset.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be addressed to Professor George Vassiliou (

The position will be funded by a Cancer Research UK Senior Fellowship awarded to Professor George Vassiliou.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th January 2020 with interview date yet to be confirmed.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


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