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Research Group Leader Positions in the Molecular Basis of Disease


University Vacancy Reference Number: 039122

Application Deadline: 17:00 on Friday 31 March 2017


The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology (WTCCB) is a world-renowned research centre in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Located in the vibrant city of Edinburgh, the WTCCB’s mission is to make ground-breaking discoveries that bridge the knowledge gap between genotype and cellular phenotype in health and disease. The Centre has an outstanding track record in fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying nuclear organization, genome packaging and transmission, chromatin states and RNA biology. The WTCCB fosters an interactive, collaborative environment and is equipped with state-of-the art facilities and instrumentation for molecular and cell biological research, including core support in microscopy, bioinformatics, proteomics and structural biology.


With recently renewed core funding, the WTCCB is in an exciting phase of growth. We seek outstanding scientists for independent Research Group Leader positions at both Junior and Senior levels. Successful candidates will have an impressive track record, appropriate for their career stage and a vision for independent research in any area of cell and molecular biology. Although research excellence is our primary criterion, we encourage applications with demonstrable links to medicine or the physical sciences.


Most group leaders within the WTCCB are supported by independent research fellowships and successful candidates would be supported in seeking independent funding.


Informal enquiries are welcome to Adele Marston ( or David Tollervey (


How to Apply


Applications should be submitted online at Vacancy reference: 039122.


Applications should include a CV, two page research outline/proposal and the names of three academic referees.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 31 March 2017.