Research Fellow, Cancer Sciences
Location: Southampton General Hospital
Salary: £31,406 to £34,304 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date: Monday 04 July 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Research Fellow in Experimental Cancer Medicine (Full Time)
Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Health and Care Research core fund the Southampton Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) to provide infrastructure for the delivery of early phase cancer trials (https://www.ecmcnetwork.org.uk/southampton). Key to the success of these trials is the delivery of high-quality translational endpoints so that we may learn as much as possible from each patient participating in studies. Southampton ECMC has a broad and expanding portfolio of novel agent studies across a range of cancers, and hosts one of the 3 Cancer Research UK Centre for Drug Development Biomarker Hubs. In collaboration with the Southampton Clinical Trials Unit (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/ctu/) and the new Southampton Centre for Cancer Immunology (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/youreit/), we are building upon this base and are looking for an enthusiastic translational scientist to take a key role in ECMC as we investigate new therapies for cancer.
The post will be based in the Wessex Investigational Sciences Hub (WISH) laboratory, specifically designed to host regulated clinical trial work within all fields of experimental cancer medicines (including cancer immunotherapy). This role falls within the remit of the School of Cancer Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, which provides a stimulating working environment for more than 150 scientists, clinicians and associated staff investigating cancer and its treatment.
The post holder will work to support a portfolio of early phase clinical trials working to oversee the delivery of a range of translational clinical trial endpoints. This will involve the development and validation of new assays as well as running existing assays to Good Clinical Practice for laboratories standards. This post will also be responsible for co-ordinating the receipt of samples from many sites across the UK, their analysis and the reporting of results. The post holder will have close interactions with the physicians leading these studies and will provide guidance to the Trial Management Groups. Southampton ECMC is part of a national network. The post holder will be expected to engage with other ECMC sites and participate in network wide activities in order to forward the strategic aims of both our local ECMC and the network as a whole (https://www.ecmcnetwork.org.uk/).
You should have significant relevant research experience and be qualified to PhD or equivalent professional qualifications in biological sciences. It is desirable to have previous research experience in the field of cancer immunotherapy, immunology and/or cancer genomics.
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.
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 Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference 1866322CM on all correspondence.