Clinician Scientist Group Leaders

CLOSED: Group leaders

We recruit group leaders in all areas of biomedicine including physical and clinical sciences.

Our group leaders oversee our research groups. They lead research programmes, train and mentor their researchers and contribute to the environment of scientific discourse and collaboration that lies at the heart of the Crick's mission. 

Many of our group leaders are early or mid-career and run research groups of around six to 12 people.

Career structure

Our career structure is unusual, with the majority of group leaders working at the institute for no more than 12 years before being supported to find scientific leadership positions elsewhere, preferably in a UK institution.

This structure helps us to fulfill our national role by expanding the talent pool for biomedical science across the UK. And the flow of group leaders through the institute brings in fresh knowledge and ideas to drive the success of our scientific programmes.

Why join us

We want to contribute to creating the science leaders of tomorrow. We recruit early-career group leaders to come to the Crick to set up their very first research group.

We're interested in receiving applications from people with a PhD and postdoc experience who want to address important biological questions in our creative and collaborative environment.

During their time at the Crick, group leaders are mentored and supported to develop a world-class research programme.

We also offer:

  • a six-year contract, renewable once for a total of 12 years.

  • fully equipped laboratory space.

  • ready access to our core-funded state-of-the-art science technology platforms.

  • salaries and consumables for up to five people, including graduate students.

  • the opportunity to expand based on external grants.


We are looking to build our community of medical researchers by joint recruitment of early-career clinical group leaders with our partner universities, Imperial College London, King's College London and UCL.

We welcome applications from clinician scientists who have completed general and/or specialist training in accordance with the requirements of the GMC or have equivalent national medical registration outside the UK, and who wish to set up an independent research programme at the Crick linked to a related department at Imperial, King’s or UCL.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the university department, but establish their main research base at the Crick.

Applications close at 00:00 on Thursday 11 October 2018.

Please apply directly at the Crick.