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Group leader

We encourage applications in any area that complements and expands our existing strengths. Our 18 research groups address mechanisms that underlie development and disease through work in humans, model organisms, organoids and cell systems.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual to launch an innovative research programme as an independent group leader. Candidates will have a PhD, have completed highly successful postdoctoral research, and be well underway in establishing themselves as an internationally recognised expert in their field.

Closing date: 19th November 2021  (Privacy and Data Protection policy)


PhD Studentship: Elucidating DNA damage repair mechanisms

Applications are invited for a 4-year Cancer Research UK funded PhD Studentship in the research group of Prof Steve Jackson.

This project is funded by a Cancer Research UK studentship and will commence in October 2022 and provides a maintenance grant and tuition fees at the UK rate. Non-UK applicants will be considered only if they are able to fund the overseas fees differential or if they are awarded a suitable scholarship.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, and contact details for at least two academic referees to: Dr Kate Dry (Information Specialist, Jackson lab),

Closing date: 21st November 2021  (Privacy and Data Protection policy)