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Recruitment at CIMR

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) seeks to recruit exceptional early career researchers with the potential to become the research leaders of tomorrow. The CIMR is an internationally renowned institute, performing interdisciplinary research at the interface between basic and clinical science to understand the molecular mechanisms of disease.

We have a particular focus on fundamental cell biological processes, in particular mechanisms regulating protein sorting, secretion and homeostasis; and organelle biogenesis, dynamics and interactions within the cell.  The ability to understand these processes in both health and disease from structural interactions to function in specialized cells is incredibly powerful and drives lively and collaborative research programmes, exploring exciting new areas in cell biology as they emerge. Supported by cutting edge core facilities, the Principal Investigators at the CIMR are given the freedom to pursue their research priorities.

We would like to hear from candidates whose research expertise would complement that of CIMR PIs, and whose research programme would bring new approaches for CIMR research. Applicants should be strong contenders for Fellowship support from external funding agencies, including the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. The CIMR will sponsor these individuals, and provide space and resources to allow them to establish themselves as independent investigators. These prestigious Fellowships provide generous support packages of up to seven years funding, which include: a competitive salary; research expenses, including support staff; equipment; and travel allowances. Successful candidates will also benefit from Wellcome Trust funded state-of-the-art core facilities, active graduate programmes, and close interactions with other nearby Cambridge Research Institutes.

Applicants should be able to articulate an independent and innovative research vision, and devise a programme of work that is achievable during the tenure of a Fellowship. To discuss a possible application, please contact the CIMR Director at 

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