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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.

Studentship information can be found here.

Current vacancies

Research Assistant, funded by the BBSRC, required in Professor Daniel St Johnston's lab, to develop technology to extend the application range of localization based super-resolution microscopy to thicker specimens so that tissue and organoids can be imaged at the nanoscale. The project focuses on epithelial polarity and cytoskeletal proteins in Drosophila ovaries and mouse intestinal organoids. Closing date: 6 December 2017. 

GL developmental biol

Group Leader: We are looking for one or more new Group Leaders at the junior level in any area of cell or developmental biology whose research complements our existing strengths. This would be an ideal position for a scientist wishing to take up his or her first position as an independent researcher and we offer a world class platform for career development with a generous start up package. Closing date: 11 Dec 2017.

GL cancer biolGroup Leader in Cancer BiologyWe are seeking to recruit one or more Group Leaders at the junior level in any area of cancer biology whose research complements our existing strengths in human organoid systems, mouse genetics, in vivo imaging, epigenetics and DNA replication and repair. This would be an ideal position for a scientist wishing to take up his or her first position as an independent researcher and we offer a world class platform for career development together with a generous start up package. Closing date: 11 Dec 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 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.