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Senior Cell Biologists

  • ·         Salary in the range of £24,776 - £41,536 (dependent upon experience)
  • ·         Job Ref: MI/18/19
  • ·         Duration: Fixed term until 31 March 2019 (in the first instance)

About the role:

They are currently looking for Senior Cell Biologists within the Drug Discovery Unit.

The successful candidates will provide expertise in cell biology throughout the drug discovery process. In particular to devise experimental strategies to identify and validate drug targets, to build assays to profile and understand compound activity versus the drug target and to perform studies to identify clinical biomarkers to aid patient selection and thus make a significant contribution to the practical delivery of projects.

About you:

You should have a BSc in Biological Sciences or related subject (or equivalent relevant experience) and extensive experience in cellular assay development, screening and compound profiling.   In addition, you should have experience in cancer research along with extensive experience, ideally in the biotech or pharma sectors.  

A PhD or research experience in a drug discovery setting along with experience of complex or advanced cellular models is desirable but not essential. 

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. They 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.

They are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) 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.

The Drug Discovery Unit was established in 2009 and has a strong record of candidate drug delivery with successful project collaborations with AstraZeneca, GSK and biotech partners. 

The Unit has state-of-the-art facilities directed toward the discovery of novel, clinically relevant treatments for a variety of different cancer types

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit their website: 

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Graeme Walker, email:

The deadline for receipt of applications is: 20 May 2018.

Start Date

23rd April 2018

Closing Date

20th May 2018