Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Cell Signalling

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term for 1 year
Reference: 2698
Salary: Starting at £32,548 and rising to £38,833 per annum. Starting salary will be determined by the level of experience of the applicant.
Placed on: 02 November 2017
Closing date: 31 December 2017. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Middle of January 2018
Expected start date: February/March 2018

Job description

Project: ‘Identification of novel druggable targets within the tumour microenvironment’

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Georgios Giamas to study the role of the tumour microenvironment (TME) in cancer progression.

Intercellular communication between cancer and surrounding stromal cells contributes to the creation of a local microenvironment that promotes tumour survival and growth. Different stromal cell types within the TME are genetically stable, and thus represent an attractive therapeutic target with reduced risk of resistance and tumour recurrence.

The overall goal of this project is to identify novel targets expressed in stromal cells (i.e. fibroblasts, astrocytes, endothelial-, immune-, stem-cells, etc) within the breast and/or brain TME and elucidate their mechanism of action and their involvement in cancer progression and metastasis.

We are an active research group and provide a stimulating and supportive research environment combining a variety of in vitro and in vivo models / tools. An overview of research within the Giamas lab.

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

Required qualifications for this position:

  • PhD in biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology or equivalent.
  • A minimum of one first author publication in a reputable journal.
  • Advanced skills in biochemistry, molecular/cellular and cancer biology.
  • Commitment to work in a highly competitive field.
  • Ability to independently drive a research project and analyse data.
  • Fluent in written /spoken English and writing scientific reports/papers.

Informal enquiries to: Dr Georgios Giamas

E-mail:; Tel: +44 1273 873163.

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