QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST

Research Fellow, The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research

Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary
£33,797 per annum
Posted
Oct 12, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 11, 2020
Ref
20/108385
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Application closing date: 11/11/2020
Salary: £33,797 per annum
Job category/type: Research

Job description

This is a postdoctoral position within a US-Ireland Tripartite scheme funded programme led by Professor Dan Longley to investigate the efficacy of apoptosis-targeting therapeutics in advanced disease models of colorectal cancer. Specifically, this project will focus on identifying the responsive tumour models and optimal combination partners for these novel agents.

This is a fixed-term position until 31 December 2022.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in cancer biology, molecular biology or a related discipline.
  • At least three years relevant research experience with publication record commensurate with experience.
  • Personal Licence holder and experience in working with transplant and GEMM models.
  • Experienced in ex-vivo/post-mortem analyses, such as tissue processing/pathology, IHC/IF, and image analysis.
  • Experienced in a range of molecular and cellular biology techniques (such as PCR, Western blot, ELISA).  

Established in 2007, The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research is a 5,000m2 purpose-built interdisciplinary centre, comprised of scientific teams from Biomedical Science, Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering and Radiobiology. The centre works collaboratively with partners around the world in order to translate research into innovative cancer treatments that enhance and extend life.

The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research is the beating heart of a comprehensive cancer research programme in Belfast, focused on accelerating the delivery of scientific discovery to clinical application. The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research is the research hub of the Belfast ECMC and the Belfast Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), operating in partnership with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Our integrated clinical and scientific programmes address clinically unmet needs. Our principal objective is to promote evidence-based, innovative clinical trials in order to underpin improved patient outcomes in high incidence solid tumours of Gastro-Intestinal, Prostatic, Breast and Ovarian origin, and in specific Blood Cancers. Our unifying research theme is to develop translational outputs, in the form of biomarkers and/or novel therapeutic strategies that enable our Centre to be at the forefront of personalised cancer medicine in these prevalent diseases.

Queen’s University Belfast is one of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic and exciting employers with influential and world leading staff impacting on the world around us. We are a magnet for investment, a patron of the arts and a global player in fields ranging from cancer research to environmental sustainability.

We offer competitive salaries with assured incremental progression year on year within scale, and an annual review of a cost of living increase. At Queen’s we hold work life balance in the highest regard, offering 42 days annual leave and family friendly initiatives. Our generous pension of USS 21.1% employer contribution and flexible retirement scheme supports our ‘people first’ strategy, and we offer a multitude of development options tailored to help you succeed within your role with us and to support you with your career progression. As an employee you will be able to access discounted award winning sports facilities, Queen’s Film Theatre and local food and beverage outlets among many others. We are immensely proud of what our University will offer you.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/   

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.  

Candidate Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Ms Jennifer Fox via email to jennifer.fox@qub.ac.uk

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