Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS x4 (established and/or junior)

Mechanisms of gene regulation in development, ageing and the immune system
The Babraham Institute is embarking on a significant new recruitment programme which provides exciting opportunities for both established and junior Principal Investigators to join us in Cambridge. The Institute carries out internationally leading science in immunology, epigenetics and signalling with relevance to human health and ageing. We are working towards an Institute-wide science strategy to link signalling and epigenetic processes with gene regulation in immunity, development and other important biological processes.
We plan to make four Principal Investigator appointments of which at least two will be internationally established scientists. Our intention is also to include appointments of junior or tenure track Principal Investigators. The science areas that we are particularly interested in include, but are not limited to, human and mouse immunology, mechanistic molecular cell biology, metabolism-based gene regulation, signal-responsive changes in post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms (including alternative splicing and polyadenylation), and epigenetic mechanisms (biochemical, chemical biology, biophysical, single cell analysis, epigenetic editing, epitranscriptome, modelling). We are keen to recruit both experimentalists and computational biologists.
We plan to recruit at least two Principal Investigators in each of the Lymphocyte Signalling and Epigenetics Programmes. Cross-programme appointments are also possible depending on the science area. Appointees will be expected to be proactive and progressive supporters of equality and diversity. The appointments will come with a competitive salary and research package, including relocation funds and additional group posts as well as access to cutting-edge core facilities.
We welcome informal enquiries to Michael Wakelam (Institute Director), Martin Turner or Anne Corcoran (Lymphocyte Signalling and Development Programme), Wolf Reik or Myriam Hemberger (Epigenetics Programme), or Len Stephens (Signalling Programme).
Applications must include a CV, a description of research experience and an outline of future research plans. The documents should be e-mailed to:, quoting reference NGL-BI. 
Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 6 May 2018.
Seminars and interviews will be held on 7/8 June 2018 for Lymphocyte Signalling and Development, and 19/20 June 2018 for Epigenetics.
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