A position for a Scientific Associate is available within the Cellular Senescence and Tumour Suppressors Group of Masashi Narita at the CRUK Cambridge Institute. Our group has previously made significant advances in the mechanistic understanding of cellular senescence (Narita M et al, Science, 2011; Hoare M et al, Nature Cell Biology, 2016) (www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/narita-group). This is an exciting opportunity to be the part of a successful and international group of scientists with world class expertise in tumour suppressor mechanisms, in an exciting cancer research institute.
Cellular senescence has been linked with both aging and tumorigenesis. An immune reaction against the senescent cell is known to be crucial in suppressing cancer development. Recently, our group has been investigating novel mechanisms of senescence-immune cell cross-talk in vivo, and is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to continue and develop this work.
This project will combine in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo approaches to understand the development of senescence within chronically inflammed, cancer-prone tissues. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our group. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline. Previous experience in murine immunology, molecular biology, senescence, aging or another relevant discipline would be desirable, but not essential. Superb communication skills are a must.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance, potentially extendable dependent on funding.
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The closing date for applications is 14 October 2020. The interview date is TBC.
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