Research Group Leader (Fixed Term)

We wish to recruit a non-clinical Research Group Leader to the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Centre Paediatric Programme to establish an independent research group (
The position will be for a maximum of five years but may be extended subject to funding and is available immediately.

The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Pathology, in Cambridge (, and will be provided with laboratory space in the Division of Cellular and Molecular
Pathology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Addenbrooke's hospital site). It is expected that he/she will obtain research grants to build an independent research group which will be initiated with an attractive start-up
package provided by the CRUK Cambridge Centre. Applicants are expected to have a PhD and not more than ten years' postdoctoral research experience that is
relevant to their proposed research programme within the Department of Pathology. They will have an excellent track-record of research and have published in leading journals. Their research interests will lie within/be related
to the field of paediatric cancers. Applicants in the areas of early (non-invasive) cancer detection, development of models of paediatric cancers and/or novel therapeutic strategies are particularly encouraged.
The main responsibilities of this role are outlined in the Further Information document and include developing an independent research programme, assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student projects
and delivery of seminars relating to their research area.  As part of the selection process, short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues throughout the Department of Pathology and the CRUK Cambridge Centre. It is intended to arrange these visits for mid-October 2017.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. The requirement for any higher level pre-employment checks is dependent on the role.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before
completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a one page statement of research interests and future plans.  The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2017. Informal enquiries can be made in the first instance to the Chairs of the CRUK Cambridge Centre Paediatric programme, Dr Suzanne Turner ( and Dr James Nicholson  and the head of the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology (Prof. Nick Coleman

General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12786 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Start Date

17th July 2017

Closing Date

30th September 2017