POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST – Leukaemia Biology Laboratory

  • Salary in the range of £30,000 - £39,800 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
  • Job Ref: MI/17/45_2
  • Duration of position: 3 years

About the role:

They are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join the laboratory of Professor Tim Somervaille to identify and investigate novel therapeutic targets in the therapy of haematological malignancies, in particular the myeloid leukaemias. You will work on the evaluation of candidate epigenetic regulators (these projects are already well advanced) and also develop screening strategies for new targets using genome-wide CRISPR approaches.

About you:

You should have a PhD in Biomedical Sciences along with relevant research experience in a biomedical discipline. A background in biochemistry, chromatin, epigenetics and/or leukaemia is desirable but not required.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside and at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) in South Manchester.


We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK Manchester Institute) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:

Any informal enquiries about this post should be directed via email to:

The deadline for receipt of applications is: 12 December 2017.

Start Date

22nd November 2017

Closing Date

12th December 2017