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Research Fellow

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/03/2022
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 November 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 05 December 2019
Reference:  1165119CM-R

Are you an experienced post-doc looking for an opportunity to transition to independence?  Would you like to join a dynamic and highly motivated multi-disciplinary team in a World-leading cancer research centre?

If so, please apply for this unique opportunity to become a Research Fellow linking laboratory and clinical research in oesophageal cancer. The post-holder will work with Professor Tim Underwood and his team, in the Somers Cancer Research Building at University Hospital Southampton. The successful applicant will help deliver a Cancer Research UK funded Fellowship exploring the ecosystem of oesophageal cancer using single cell RNA sequencing and multi-cellular organoid models. The project will involve a wide range of cell and molecular biology techniques and computational skills. Personal development will be actively supported and attendance for courses and training encouraged.

The post-holder will be expected to demonstrate independence commensurate with a senior post-doctoral scientist, including design and delivery of project components, manuscript preparation and leadership of bids for continuing funding.

Applicants should have a PhD, with experience of laboratory research and knowledge of cell and molecular biology. They should be able to work independently and will be expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.  The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop an application for potential further funding.

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 post is available as soon as possible. 

Please note: previous applicants need not apply

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Tim Underwood, CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellow and Head of Cancer Sciences

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1165119CM 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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