Group Leader

University of Cambridge - The Gurdon Institute
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
August 27 2020
Organization Type

Group Leader

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute
Salary: £41,526-£52,559
Reference: PR20475

The Gurdon Institute, a world-leading centre for research in developmental and cancer biology, is seeking candidates for Group Leader appointments. We encourage applications in any areas that complement and expand our existing strengths. Our 16 research groups address mechanisms that underlie development and disease through work in humans, model organisms, organoids and cell systems ( via employing state-of-the-art technologies such as super-resolution imaging, single-cell analyses, genome engineering, genomics and computer modelling.

The Institute is embedded in the University of Cambridge and provides an exceptional and stimulating environment that promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary research in a supportive and modern setting. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual to launch an innovative research programme as an independent group leader.

Successful applicants will receive a start-up package, have full access to all Institute facilities, and be supported by an exceptional team of core staff. Group leaders will also become a faculty member of a Department in the University of Cambridge and can join the Cambridge Cancer Centre (, a major University-wide initiative supported by Cancer Research UK to promote engagement and research in Cancer Biology. Cambridge is the largest biomedical research campus in Europe, encompassing the University and surrounding Institutes.

Informal enquiries can be directed to any of the Institute's group leaders or to

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

To apply online, please go to and register an account to complete the online application form. Please upload your CV, covering letter, publications list, a brief (2-3 page) outline of your future research plans and the contact details of three referees. Applicants should also ensure that their referees provide references within two weeks of the closing date. The Gurdon Institute is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace (see

Please quote reference PR20475 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 19 October 2020

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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