Junior group leaders, London. DL: Nov. 30, 2012

moving to the FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE in 2015

We are currently recruiting Junior Group Leader positions at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute. The LRI is the largest research institute funded by Cancer Research UK, the largest independent cancer research organisation in Europe. Its research focusses on the analysis of fundamental biological processes involved in cancer. The Institute’s international staff work in 50 research groups at the Institute’s two London laboratory sites at Clare Hall (South Mimms) or Lincoln’s Inn Fields (central London).

In 2015 the LRI will be absorbed into the new Francis Crick Institute, housed in a state-of-the-art laboratory building currently under construction at St Pancras, London. The Crick will use interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the biology of human health and disease, and will work with scientists and research institutions across the UK. In addition to researchers from LRI, the Crick’s research portfolio – some 1500 researchers in over 120 research groups – will be developed from the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, and three London universities: UCL, King’s College London, and Imperial College London.

These positions thus offer a tremendous opportunity for an ambitious young scientist to establish a world-class research programme in an interactive and supportive environment. Our research groups are extremely well supported: there is no requirement to obtain external grant funding, there are no teaching responsibilities, and we benefit from centrally funded cutting-edge core technology facilities.  

I would appreciate it if you could post our advertisement and a copy of the letter attached. More importantly, it would be a great help if you could bring this opportunity to the attention of any suitable candidates you might know. Although focussed on the broad area of cancer biology, we are particularly interested in the following fields:

Tumour Biology: tumour-host interactions, cancer models, human cancer genomics
Genome integrity: Chromosome Biology, DNA damage, Cell Cycle regulation  
Computational Biology: Bioinformatics, biological networks, image processing

While we are particularly interested in supporting the research areas outlined on the attached flyer, we will also look seriously at outstanding candidates working in any area of basic cancer biology.

Applications should be submitted online through the Institute website:


Please note that the application deadline is the 30th November.