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

Studentship information can be found here. 

 

Current vacancies

 

The Gurdon Institute is seeking candidates for a Group Leader appointment with interests and expertise in Cancer Cell Biology and Cellular Mechanisms Responding to Ionising Radiation.  The successful applicant will receive a generous 5-year start-up package provided via the Cambridge Cancer Centre and the Cancer Research UK RadNet initiative. You will have full access to all Gurdon Institute facilities, including those in the group of Prof. Steve Jackson.

Closing date: 22nd November 2019.      (Privacy and Data Protection policy)

 

The Gurdon Institute is seeking candidates for Group Leader appointments. We are particularly interested to recruit in the area of cancer biology, but we also encourage applications in other 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 using state-of-the-art technologies such as super-resolution imaging, single-cell analyses, genome engineering, genomics and computer modelling.

Closing date: 18th October 2019.      (Privacy and Data Protection policy)

 

Julie Ahringer's group seeks a talented and motivated Bioinformatics Specialist to investigate the regulation of gene expression and genome organisation. The successful applicant will actively and collaboratively contribute to different projects within our lively research laboratory, using existing cutting-edge software or devising new methods to analyse genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data (e.g, ChIP-seq, Hi-C, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, single-cell analyses).

Closing date: 3rd November 2019.  (Privacy and Data Protection policy)

 

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Research Associate (Computational): Single-cell analyses of developmental trajectories: We seek a computational postdoctoral scientist to join Prof Julie Ahringer's lab to use single-cell profiling to study genome regulation across developmental trajectories, in collaboration with the laboratory of John Marioni. This project will analyse single-cell profiles over complete developmental trajectories to determine genome regulatory changes between mother and daughter cells that drive developmental decisions and their expression. The work will explore the use of factor analysis models for integrating the multifaceted datasets.

Closing date: 21st October 2019.      (Privacy and Data Protection policy)

 

Research Associate: Single-Cell Analysis of Developmental Trajectories: We seek a postdoc to join Prof Julie Ahringer's lab to use single-cell analyses to study genome regulation across developmental trajectories, in collaboration with the laboratory of John Marioni.  This project will use single-cell profiling and super-resolution microscopy to determine genome regulatory changes between mother and daughter cells that drive developmental decisions and their expression.

Closing date: 21st October 2019.      (Privacy and Data Protection policy)

  

Research Associate: Functional Analysis of Constitutive Heterochromatin: We are seeking a talented and motivated postdoc to join Prof Julie Ahringer's lab to study constitutive heterochromatin and its relationship with oncogenic pathways. The project will involve defining a comprehensive genetic network of constitutive heterochromatin components followed by functional analyses of novel conserved genes in C. elegans and humans, the latter through collaboration with the laboratory of Professor Ken Zaret.

Closing date: 21st October 2019.      (Privacy and Data Protection policy)

 

ER human lung section 70pxApplications are invited for 2 Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on lineage analysis and morphogenesis in the developing human lung. This project will be supervised by Dr Emma Rawlins, in whose lab the positions will be based. There will be a strong collaboration with Dr Kevin Chalut (Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge) and some experimental work will be based in the Chalut lab. The project is part of a wider Human Developmental Biology Initiative (HDBI) recently funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Closing date: 21st October 2019.      (Privacy and Data Protection policy)

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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. (Privacy and Data Protection policy)

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 beyond the UK, and a further quarter are from the rest of the world.
  • The Gurdon Institute's own Postdoc Association 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. 

 

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.