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CRUK ECRIN-M3 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in B-cell Malignancies

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 to £33,797 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (30/06/2025)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 05 August 2020
Interview Date:   Friday 04 September 2020
Reference:  1275120CM

Applications are invited for a CRUK Research Fellow position to join the CRUK accelerator programme ‘Early Cancer Research Initiative Network on Monoclonal B-cell Lymphocytosis' (ECRIN-M3) awarded to Dr Francesco Forconi.

The successful candidate will have a PhD* degree or equivalent EU qualification and experience. Applications from EU and international candidates are welcome. Knowledge and laboratory experience of tumour and/or normal B cell biology is essential. Knowledge on mature B-cell malignancies, including chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and indolent B-cell lymphomas, are desirable. 

You will be an enthusiastic and well-motivated scientist, capable of developing your research project as well as a good team-player with excellent communication skills. You will investigate the mechanisms of disease progression mediated by the B-cell receptor from the very early stages, in B-cell leukaemias and lymphomas. You will join an expanding team of clinicians and scientists with a strong grounding in cancer B-cell immunology, genomics, molecular/cellular biology and bioinformatics. You will also interact with international collaborators, including those from Spain and Italy involved in the ECRIN-M3 programme. You will supervise junior staff and students and will be expected to contribute to the academic development and enhancement of the quality of research and enterprise of the B-cell group within the School of Cancer Sciences, nationally and internationally.

This post will be based within the Cancer Research UK Centre and Centre for Cancer Immunology at the Southampton General Hospital campus, occupying modern, well-equipped, purpose-built laboratories, with support from clinical and laboratory-based colleagues. 

Additional details about the School of Cancer Sciences can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicine/academic_units/academic_units/cancer_sciences.page

The position is funded by Cancer Research UK and is full time, fixed-term to June 2025 in the first instance with full duration expected to be 60 months, subject to continued funding.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Francesco Forconi f.forconi@soton.ac.uk.

*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 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. 

Application Procedure: 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456. Please quote reference 1275120CM on all correspondence.


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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