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Cambridge Institute for Medical Research


We believe that diversity is at the heart of science - the best science and research take place when great ideas can be heard, and the brightest and best work together in a positive and vibrant research environment. Therefore:

  • We are committed to recruiting people from diverse backgrounds, with varied experiences and perspectives and champion an inclusive and positive culture, in which different ideas and opinions are actively welcomed and everyone is valued and respected.
  • As part of the University of Cambridge we aim to support our people and their careers through excellent mentoring, a wide range of training opportunities and clear career pathways to enable all to thrive. 

There is an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions Group at CIMR

The University of Cambridge holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and a Bronze Race Equality Charter Award.

Principal Investigators

We are recruiting new Principal Investigators / Group Leaders to join our collaborative Institute at the interface between fundamental research and the clinic, and to help drive our mission to determine the molecular mechanisms of disease in order to advance human health.  In particular, we are looking for excellent researchers who would:

  • secure competitive, external grant funding to support their salaries and build a research team
  • fit with our research strategy, priorities, interests and strengths: cellular homeostasis and the processes that maintain it (specifically protein folding and quality control, membrane trafficking and organelle biology) and diseases where cellular homeostasis is altered (rare genetic diseases, neurological diseases and intracellular infections)
  • add to our collaborative, collegial culture
  • be committed to contributing actively towards the success and working of the Institute as a whole

In keeping with our strategy, we are particularly committed to maintaining a good mix of non-clinical and clinician-scientist PIs, and to increasing diversity. We therefore actively encourage applications from within groups that are currently under-represented in scientific leadership posts.

For more information, please contact Prof. Julian Rayner, Director of CIMR at: