The Francis Crick Institute is looking for creative and innovative scientists

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The Francis Crick Institute is looking for creative and innovative scientists to establish the first independent research programmes. We are interested in

All areas of biology and biomedicine (including relevant work in the physical sciences)

The Crick Science Programme

The Crick carries out world-class discovery research to understand how living things work and to drive benefits for human health.

Our research spans the scales from genes, systems and evolution, through molecules and cells, to tissues and organismal biology. Aiming to generate insights into human biology in health and disease, our programmes use interdisciplinary approaches and diverse model systems to address issues in areas that include but are not limited to:
• infections and immunity
• cancer
• neural systems
• repair, degeneration and ageing
• physiology and homeostasis

Details of our research portfolio are at

Our research environment
• 120 multidisciplinary research groups
• State of the art platforms and facilities
• Comprehensive animal research facilities
• High performance computing infrastructure
• Close links with the Crick’s university partners – UCL, Kings College London, and Imperial College London

Crick Early-Career Group Leaders
The Crick ECGL programme gives outstanding scientists the space, resources and freedom to establish and develop new independent research programmes to the highest possible level. Most of the Crick’s

The early career group leader support package
• Initial six-year contract, renewable to a total of 12 years
• Salaries and resources for up to three researchers and two
• graduate students
• Opportunity to expand through external grant funding
• Full lab set-up in cutting edge laboratory space

This package applies for entire length of contract. Towards the end of the appointment the Crick provides support for them to their research programme to senior appointments in the UK and elsewhere.

How to apply

Applicants should have experience conducting research in a relevant field, and an advanced degree (PhD or equivalent).

You will need:
• Full academic CV
• Publications list
• Details of past research (~500 words)
• Future research plans (~1000 words)
• Two or more academic references

Applications should be made through our academic recruitment system ( before 23:59 GMT on 06 October 2022.

Further information on early career group leaders and their current research interests can be found at:

Informal enquiries about the Francis Crick Institute or the application procedure can be made through:

We are able to support flexible working, including part-time work schedules, and will support visa applications for successful candidates and their families.

We believe diversity is integral to scientific excellence. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds that are currently under-represented in science.

Successful applicants will be invited to the Crick for recruitment seminar symposia to be held in December 2022 – February 2023.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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