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Research Fellow

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,395 to £36,261 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/03/2022
Closing Date:  Monday 15 July 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1152419CM

Cancer Research UK

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Applications are sought for a post-doctoral research fellow to study molecular mechanisms in B cell malignancies including chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). The project will investigate functional cross-talk between the B-cell receptor and the tumour microenvironment in tumor B cell and its relevance for new signaling inhibitors. The project is led by Dr Andrew Steele, Prof Jonathan Strefford and Professor Graham Packham and is part of an extensive programme of CLL research in Southampton spanning in vitro and in vivo studies, genetics, signalling pathways and novel therapeutics.

The successful applicant will need to have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Cancer Biology and/or intracellular signalling. A detailed understanding and knowledge of B cell malignancied is also essential.

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.

The position is funded by Cancer Research UK and will be located in the Cancer Sciences School at Southampton General Hospital Campus. This full-time post is initially available until 31st March 2022.

For informal enquires, please contact Dr Andrew Steele (

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 1152419CM 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

Further details:

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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