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Research Group Leader (Fixed Term)

We wish to recruit a non-clinical Research Group Leader to the Department of Pathology and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Centre Neurobiology of Brain Tumor 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 (http://, 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 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 nervous system cancers. Applicants in the areas of paediatric or adult brain cancer genomics, model development 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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

Informal enquiries can be made in the first instance to David Rowitch (, Richard Gilbertson (, Colin Watts ( and the head of the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Prof. Nick Coleman (

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-late January 2018.

Please quote reference PK14044 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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