Postdoctoral Training Fellows

Postdoctoral Training Fellows (PTFs) at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) will work in a stimulating, interactive and international scientific environment with cutting edge facilities, extensive seminar series and a strong collaborative, multidisciplinary culture. 

The Crick is a consortium of six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations. Its researchers are currently based in the founding institutes' laboratories at Clare Hall, Lincoln's Inn Fields and Mill Hill. The Crick's brand new, state-of the-art facilities, opposite the St Pancras Eurostar terminal in central London, will open early 2016, when its researchers and staff will start moving in. The Crick is committed to undertaking innovative, multidisciplinary biomedical research and to train the next generation of science leaders.  The Crick's four-year PTF training programme is part of this commitment.

The Crick's laboratories will be resourced to a high standard and its researchers will have access to first-class Scientific Technology Platforms to help with their research. Among the facilities available to Crick researchers are bioinformatics, protein analysis, histopathology, electron and light microscopy, mass spectrometry, fluorescence activated cell sorting, peptide synthesis, protein purification as well as a biological resource unit and transgenics. 

In addition, Crick PTFs will benefit from living and working in one of the world's greatest scientific, cultural and cosmopolitan capitals. London is a global city with a melting pot of cultures. Our PTFs and students come from all over the world - about a third are from the UK, about half are from elsewhere in Europe, and the rest are from further afield including Asia, Australasia, and North and South America.

Crick PTFs are hired on four-year contracts, with possible extensions for up to six years in total. Salaries are competitive and include pension benefits.

To view current vacancies, visit our vacancies page.

Our Research Group Leaders also welcome enquiries and applications from motivated and outstanding prospective PTFs committed to a scientific career.

You can find out more about our Research Groups and the Group Leaders' contact details here.

Other Postdoc opportunities at the Crick:

Two CRUK-funded postdoc positions are available in the Ciccarelli lab. The lab is looking for two highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic computational biologists to develop advanced computational methods for the analysis of oesophageal cancer molecular and clinical data from the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) and the Oesophageal Cancer Clinical and Molecular Stratification (OCCAMS) Consortium. Both posts are funded through a Cancer Research UK Programme Award aimed to study key molecular modifications occurring in patients with oesophageal cancer.

Deadline for application is 1 March 2018. Please contact Francesca Ciccarelli ( for further information and informal queries.

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  • The Crick is committed to training the next generation of science leaders. The Crick's four-year Postdoctoral Training programme is part of this commitment.
  • Our Research Group Leaders welcome enquiries and applications from motivated and outstanding prospective PTFs comitted to a scientific career. You can also vist our vacancies page for advertised positions.