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Research Fellow (Molecular biologist/protein engineer)

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £29,799 to £36,613 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 3 years
Closing Date:  Friday 14 September 2018
Interview Date:   Thursday 27 September 2018
Reference:  1045518CM

Cancer Research UK        Wellcome Trust

The Centre for Cancer Immunology is a newly constructed, dedicated research building that is the result of a significant fund-raising campaign. It builds on a 40 year history of pioneering immunology and cancer research at Southampton, and represents the first dedicated cancer immunology Centre in the UK. The activities in this Centre span from pioneering discovery science to applied research and preclinical modelling and, crucially, onto first-in-human clinical trials and beyond.  The Centre houses world-class research facilities, including state-of-the-art scientific laboratories and a clinical trials unit.

The position is associated with the laboratory of Professors Ward and Ober who are relocating their research group from the USA. Their interdisciplinary research program is dedicated to the development of novel antibody-based therapeutics that in the past has led to several therapeutics that are currently in advanced clinical trials. The group also develops advanced microscopy techniques for the evaluation of novel therapeutics in cellular environments. Their research is supported by major grants from the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and support from collaborating biopharma companies.

This position is full time fixed term for 3 year in the first instance. The panel are looking to schedule the interviews for week commencing 24/09/2018.

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in protein engineering including protein expression, purification and biochemical/biophysical analysis and be highly motivated and excited by the challenges involved in generating engineered antibodies for use in subcellular trafficking/microscopy studies and as therapeutics. You will have an outstanding background, including high quality publications, in using molecular biology approaches related to protein/antibody engineering, including experience in recombinant protein expression and characterisation. Experience in phage display, or other display techniques, is highly desirable. You will possess relevant academic qualifications and work experience as well as good IT skills.  

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor E. Sally Ward,, or Professor Raimund J. Ober,

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above.

References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received, prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting.

If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1045518CM on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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