Research Fellow in Haematological Oncology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
20 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (Until 28/02/2023)
Closing Date:  Friday 15 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1503621CM

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the Cancer B Cell of Professor Francesco Forconi working alongside Professor Mark Cragg in the Antibody and Vaccine Group. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree or equivalent EU qualification and experience. Applications from EU candidates are welcome. Knowledge and laboratory experience of tumour and/or normal B cell biology, glycobiology and antibody generation/manipulation are desirable. You will generate and develop antibodies and contribute to the investigation of the mechanisms of disease mediated by the interaction of the tumour B-cell receptor and lectins to treat follicular lymphoma.

You will be an enthusiastic and well-motivated scientist, capable of developing your own research project as well as a good team-player with excellent communication skills. You will join an expanding team of scientists and clinicians with a strong grounding in cancer B-cell immunology, glycobiology, signalling and antibody therapeutics. You will also 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 Cancer B cell Group within the Faculty, nationally and internationally.

This post will be based within the School of Cancer Sciences, comprising 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:

The position is funded by Cancer Research UK and is full-time, fixed-term until 28/02/2023, renewable for a further 2 years pending progress.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Prof Francesco Forconi ( and/or Prof Mark Cragg (

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.

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 Marina Radchenko (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1503621CM on all correspondence.

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