Postdoctoral Training Fellow --in-- Vousden K --team

Postdoctoral Training Fellows are expected to lead their own projects and collaborate within the lab and externally. The ability to work in a team is essential.
Deadline for applications has passed.

Key information

Job reference
From £40,125 per annum with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Applications closed
24 November 2022, 23:59 GMT
Hours per week
36 (full time)
Posted 24 October 2022
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Postdoctoral Training Fellow

This is a full-time, fixed term (4 years) position on Crick terms and conditions of employment.


The research group

We are a highly interactive, international group of postdoctoral scientists, clinical and non-clinical PhD students and research scientists. The main focus of our work is to understand cancer metabolism and to identify vulnerabilities in these pathways as targets for therapy.

Project summary

The work in our laboratory is focused on how nutrient availability and metabolism affect cancer development, and this project will focus on the role of the tumour suppressor protein, p53. Our past work has shed light on various aspects of p53 biology, such as how p53 is regulated and the activity of mutant p53s that are commonly expressed in cancers. Our goal is to understand the mechanistic biology underlying these phenomena and thereby reveal novel vulnerabilities and therapeutic approaches. For this project we are looking for postdoctoral fellows who will expand on our recent studies examining how p53 controls the interplay between cancer cells and the surrounding tumour microenvironment. The successful applicant will use a wide range of techniques, including cell biology, metabolomics and in vivo studies. We need dedicated, ambitious and collaborative scientists with previous experience in cancer cell biology. Postdoctoral Training Fellows are expected to lead their own projects, contribute to other projects on a collaborative basis (both in the lab and with external collaborators) and guide PhD students in their research. The ability to work in a team is essential.

Key experience and competencies

The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial, in addition to the following:


  • PhD in a relevant area of biology or in the final stages of PhD submission
  • Good knowledge and experience in cancer biology
  • Technical expertise in cell and molecular biology
  • Technical expertise in mouse models
  • Track record of writing papers as evidenced by publications or submitted manuscripts in referred journals
  • Evidence of data presentation at scientific meetings
  • Experience of experimental design
  • Ability to work independently and also capable of interacting within a group


  • Knowledge and experience in metabolism
  • Knowledge and experience in tumour/host interactions e.g. immune response