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The Gurdon Institute offers a world-class environment for research in Developmental, Cell and Cancer Biology, currently hosting seventeen independent research groups

Come and join us!

Our research is world-leading and highly regarded, we have excellent facilities and our friendly culture enables you to become 'part of the family'.

The Institute also benefits from a comprehensive support infrastructure including administration, purchasing, accounting, IT support, media preparation, glasswashing and animal husbandry, enabling scientists to concentrate on research work.

Current vacancies

Research Assistant sought by the St Johnston lab to join a Wellcome-funded project that uses CRISPR-mediated homologous recombination to insert tags into endogenous Drosophila proteins for super-resolution imaging. This is part of a collaboration between groups in Cambridge, Yale and Oxford to use new STED and PALM super-resolution microscopes to image polarised secretion in living tissues. Part-time applications will be considered. Closing date: 7 July 2017. 

 

How can postdocs apply for a position?

mzg nov2013Group leaders are always keen to hear from talented scientists with an interest in Cancer and Developmental Biology.  Enquiries can be made direct to Group Leaders.

We also advertise positions for postdocs through the University’s website at www.jobs.cam.ac.uk

Benefits of the Gurdon Institute for postdocs:

  • We value diversity and inclusivity; around half the Institute staff are from the EU and a further quarter are non-British from the rest of the world.
  • The Gurdon Institute's own Postdoc Association (GIPA) brings people together across the Institute socially and runs a seminar series, career paths workshops and annual one-day retreat.
  • Cambridge is a thriving city and the University sits at the heart of one of the world's largest technology clusters, including the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
  • The Cambridge Colleges offer opportunities to secure paid supervising roles and other associations leading to dining rights and small stipends.
  • The University's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has many further resources regarding life as a Cambridge postdoc. 

 

What are the opportunities for postgraduates?

We welcome enquiries from prospective graduate students. We have a thriving population of graduates who contribute greatly to both the stimulating research environment and the life of the Institute as a whole. Graduates also become members of the University biological or medical sciences department to which their group is affiliated.

Graduate studentships are supported from various public and private sources. The Wellcome Trust finances a number of schemes in the University, including one in Developmental Mechanisms and one in stem cells. The CR UK Cambridge Centre also provides studentships.

Students benefit from links to the University and Colleges.

Applicants should write to the leader of the group they wish to join (get in touch by email at contact@gurdon.cam.ac.uk). 

 

Where do our alumni go?

We have some numbers on the roles taken up by over 500 alumni on our History & Alumni overview and a map that shows where we have created over 200 Group Leaders around the world.