Funded Postdoctoral Positions

We currently advertising for 1 postdoctoral position

- closing date Thursday January 6th 2022

Molecular biologists/biochemists based at CRUK Cambridge Institute

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Molecular biologist/biochemist (Fixed Term)  SW27532

We seek a postdoctoral scientist to work with Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian on the chemical biology of nucleic acids and their role in the fundamental mechanisms of cancer. The post will be based in our group at Cancer Research UK’s Cambridge Institute (CI) and involves close collaboration with our group based in the University Chemistry Department.

We have a vacancy for a molecular biologist to contribute to our research on genome structure and function.  Current projects include elucidating four-stranded nucleic acid structures (G-quadruplexes), their interacting proteins, their function and suitability as therapeutic targets and biomarkers of cancer.  We also study the structure and function of chemically modified DNA bases and their epigenetic roles in normal biology and disease. Our interdisciplinary lab innovates and applies methods that include sequencing technologies, genome-targeting and chemical biology.

Our ideal candidate will have a capacity for innovation, initiative and creativity to solve biological problems using molecular and cellular strategies. We value good communication skills and an ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team. This project provides an opportunity for an outstanding individual to make an inspired contribution to the fundamental understanding of genome function.

General information:    All positions are fixed-term and the funds are available for 2 years in the first instance.  Successful candidates will have a capacity for innovation and creativity. Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team will be important. Experience in working in an interdisciplinary environment, particularly with chemists/chemical biologists would be an advantage. Candidates for all positions should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in a relevant discipline. The positions are available immediately.

We can only accept applications that that come through the University of Cambridge on-line recruitment system via the reference link on each position

For queries, please contact Jo Lockhart, Science Administrator, Balasubramanian Group, quoting the appropriate reference number via email: