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Postdoctoral Training Fellow – Innate Immune Responses to Genome Instability

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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 36 months

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

Job Details 

Under the leadership of Dr Christian Zierhut, we are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Training Fellow to join the Genome Stability and Innate Immunity Group at the Division of Cancer Biology, situated in the ICR’s Chester Beatty Laboratories in Chelsea, London. The project is aimed at developing an exciting new research programme to determine how innate immune signalling is activated by breast cancer-associated genome instability, and how it can be exploited for cancer therapy. The successful candidate will have intellectual freedom in developing this project, with support from the Group Leader, whilst working as part of a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team.

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

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have experience in innate immunity and/or genome instability research, and technical experience with automated microscopy and image analysis, genomic analysis, CRISPR and genetic screens is desirable.

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:

Our team is embedded within the Cancer Biology Division at the ICR’s Chester Beatty Laboratories in Chelsea, London. We have a highly supportive and interactive research environment, and state of the art facilities for cell biology, molecular biology, next-generation sequencing and structural biology. We also closely interact with other divisions at the ICR, including Breast Cancer Research, Radiotherapy and Imaging, and Structural Biology. The great variety of disciplines at the ICR will ensure that the successful candidate will be exposed to fantastic research and seminars from all types of backgrounds.

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Christian Zierhut via Email on [email protected].

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.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

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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