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The Cambridge Alliance on Medicines Safety (CAMS) is delighted to be able to invite applications for a Junior Research Fellowship in epigenetic drug safety and toxicology.


This prestigious post-doctoral research fellowship aims to attract one of the very best early career researchers to Cambridge to develop a career in medicines safety science. The fellowship is intended to serve as a step towards independence in academic research. Successful applicants will have obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline and typically have had some postdoctoral experience.

This position will be based at the MRC Toxicology Unit within the Gleeson Building, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge. The MRC Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focused on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including super-resolution microscopy, advanced flow-cytometry, mass spectrometry and offers excellent opportunities for career development. We would welcome applications from individuals with a strong background in epigenetics and an interest in applying this in the area of medicines safety research.

We are seeking highly-motivated individuals with excellent communication skills who are able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Given the opportunities enabled under the Alliance with AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline, applicants should also be able to demonstrate a specific interest in collaborating with industry to translate their research. Candidates should show exceptional initiative and demonstrate a capacity for innovation and independent thought.


To apply please click here. Please include: 1. CV: a maximum of 3-pages outlining academic career, qualifications and full list of publications; please include hyperlinks of three best publications (not full copies). 2. Research project proposal: one-page summary of your proposed project in the field of epigenetics and toxicology. 3. Names and contact details of three referees.

Further information regarding CAMS Junior Research Fellowships can be found here.

For further information regarding the MRC Toxicology Unit, please visit:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

For queries regarding your project proposal, please contact the Unit Director, Prof. Anne Willis,

Any other queries, please contact Dr Amy Wilson,, CAMS Manager.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Bronwen Chamberlain at

Please quote reference PU26314 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.