- Advert number: 303689-0
- Posted Date: 24/05/12
- Closing Date: 10/07/12
Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
MRC Cancer Cell Unit
Programme leader/Programme leader - track appointment
Applications are invited for a group leader position in the MRC Cancer Cell Unit (CCU) to lead an independent research programme supported by the Medical Research Council. This position is directly funded, and will provide the salary of the group leader and research staff as well as the costs of research for the full duration of the appointment.
Applications are invited from non-clinical or clinical candidates with an outstanding track record in cellular and molecular studies of cancer, who wish to investigate mechanisms In epithelial carcinogenesis and apply their research to cancer diagnosis and treatment. We are particularly interested in recruiting investigators who will take novel approaches to study oncogenic signalling in cancer pathogenesis and therapy, genome maintenance in cancer cells, and cell-cell interactions during carcinogenesis. Applicants with other relevant interests will also be considered.
We encourage, and can support, approaches involving bioinformatics or computational methods, cellular and molecular imaging, genetically engineered mouse models, chemical tools, or translational research with clinical application. We will expect applicants to demonstrate how their research contributes to the Unit’s strategy and integrates with existing programmes.
The CCU provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some seven research groups and ~ 90 bench scientists. It offers an excellent range of core facilities and expertise in molecular, cellular and clinical sciences, providing multiple opportunities for collaborative studies (http://www.hutchison-mrc.cam.ac.uk/). The CCU is a key participant in the Cambridge Cancer Centre, enabling access to a wide range of laboratory and clinical infrastructure, and the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with Cambridge colleagues in the biological, physical, chemical and engineering sciences.
Candidates applying for the programme leader position should have an internationally strong track record of relevant independent research, and a proven ability to lead a research team, pursuing original approaches to long term research goals. A programme leader - track appointment will be offered to an individual who demonstrates the potential to develop into a programme leader within six years.
Appointments will be made at MRC Band 2 (£47,699 - £70,167 pa) or Band 3 level (£35,935 - £48,544) for non-clinical appointments, commensurate with seniority, achievements and experience. Honorary clinical appointments, with an associated clinical salary, will be sought for clinical scientists. Benefits include a flexible pay and reward policy, optional MRC final salary pension scheme, and excellent on-site sports and social facilities. Assistance with relocation expenses may be available.
Further information is available from Professor Ashok Venkitaraman (email@example.com).
Closing date: 10th July 2012.
Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply, please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk and complete an online application form. Applicants who would like to receive this advertisement in an alternative format (e.g large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online, should contact us by telephone on: 01793 867003. Please quote reference number IRC55204.
Please apply early: consideration will begin as soon as applications are received until an appointment is made.
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