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Grand Challenge: Join the team

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Be part of the team creating a 'Google Earth' for tumours and help beat cancer sooner

We are currently recruiting talented postdoctoral researchers to work on our Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge within the National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI) at NPL.

Using a range of mass spectrometry imaging techniques, we aim to deepen our understanding of the interplay of genes, proteins, metabolites and the role of the immune system in cancer development and growth. Lead Investigator Dr Josephine Bunch, of NPL, says: "Our goal is to find out how tumours survive and why they keep growing. By applying our powerful analysis techniques to this problem, we want to gain new insight into these fundamental processes and develop new and better ways to diagnose and treat cancer."

To achieve this ambitious goal, we are seeking six talented and motivated postdoctoral researchers in Mass Spectrometry Imaging and large-scale data analysis.

Successful candidates will have completed an undergraduate degree and PhD training in the biomedical, physical or computational sciences.

In addition, four PhD studentships will be hosted at NPL, offering unique training and development opportunities at the interface of the physical and life sciences.

Other opportunities at consortium member organisations

Barts Cancer Institute


Francis Crick

Imperial College London

Institute of Cancer Research



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