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Research Fellow, Biomarker Specialist

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £29,799 per annum
Full Time - Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing Date:  Friday 29 September 2017
Interview Date:   Thursday 26 October 2017
Reference:  894117CM-R

Cancer Research UK

We have the opportunity for a Biomarker Specialist Research Fellow to join the Cancer Immunotherapy Monitoring team in the WISH laboratory under the supervision of Professor Tony Williams. The post is funded by the Centre for Drug Development (CDD) a part of Cancer Research UK.

The post holder will work to support a portfolio of early phase cancer immunotherapy trials working to oversee the immune monitoring of patients on clinical trials. This will involve the development and validation of new assays as well as running existing assays to GCP for laboratories standards, such assays form key endpoints for these trials. Study samples may be received from University Hospital Southampton or other sites across the UK. This post will also be responsible for co-ordinating the receipt, analysis and reporting of results from these samples.

You should have significant relevant research experience and be qualified to PhD* level (or equivalent) in biological sciences. It is desirable to have previous research experience in the field of cancer immunotherapy or immunology. In addition there will be opportunities to work and develop expertise in cellular pathology, experience in this field would also be considered.

We are looking for someone who is motivated, a good team player with excellent communication skills, capable of delivering research tasks in a timely and accurate manner. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes post-docs, PhD students, clinicians, and also junior staff that you may help supervise.

This post will be primarily based within the state-of-the-art WISH laboratories at Southampton General Hospital campus, occupying modern, well-equipped, purpose built laboratories.

The appointment is full time, fixed term for 2 years in the first instance and is tenable as soon as possible.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Ruth Challis (

*Applications 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 completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application, so please 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 vacancy reference number 894117CM-R on all correspondence.

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.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Faculty of Medicine

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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