Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre

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The Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre is part of the MRC Institute of Genetic and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh. A summary of current IGMM vacancies is also provided below. Queries can be directed to the contact provided within the job vacancy or email IGMM Human Resources:

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University of Edinburgh

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Charles and Ethel Barr Chair of Cancer Research

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the Charles and Ethel Barr Chair of Cancer Research. 

The successful candidate will be appointed to a Chair in Cancer Research and is expected to play a part in the scientific leadership of the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Edinburgh Centre, within the University/MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM). The successful applicant will be an outstanding cancer research scientist, or clinician scientist, with a proven track record of attracting substantial research funding and of making major contributions to their field. The appointee will complement, and enhance, the considerable existing cancer biology/genetics strengths in Edinburgh, including (but not restricted to) the following areas: cancer genetics or genomics, cancer data science, stem cells and the cancer niche, signal transduction, biological mechanisms, cancer modelling, cancer drug discovery, lifestyle, risk and prevention, early diagnosis and stratification for prevention and therapy.

The post-holder will work in a translational, multidisciplinary environment within the CRUK Edinburgh Centre and IGMM, which comprises geneticists, biologists, chemists, physicists, computational scientists, bio-medical/health informaticians, engineers and clinicians. The successful applicant will be lead an internationally recognised programme of basic/translational cancer research and will likely have experience in applying cutting edge cancer model systems, genome/proteome technologies and/or data science to inform and understand disease pathogenesis, with a view to enhancing early detection, making precise molecular diagnoses and/or stratifying patients for therapy – in line with CRUK strategic priorities.

The applicant should have a commitment to develop and support relevant teaching and learning programmes.

Requests for further information on this post and any enquiries should be made to: Professor Margaret Frame, Director, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Candidates may also contact Professor Moira Whyte, Head College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups.

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