Gould Fellowship in Cancer Immunology
Location: Southampton General Hospital
Salary: £40,931 to £51,805
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date: Tuesday 06 September 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
An exciting opportunity presents itself for a new research fellowship to be established in the Centre for Cancer Immunology, within the School of Cancer Sciences at the Southampton General Hospital site. The centre, opened in 2018, builds on a 40-year history of pioneering immunology and cancer research at Southampton, and represents the first dedicated cancer immunology centre in the UK. The activities in the centre span from pioneering discovery science to applied research and pre-clinical modelling and, crucially, onto first-in-human clinical trials and beyond. The centre houses world-class research facilities, including state-of-the-art scientific laboratories and a clinical trials unit all within the same building to facilitate the most efficient translation of our findings into improved treatments for Cancer patients.
This position is associated with significant resources, up to £150k/year, to enable the appointee to develop an independent research programme. The position is expected to lead to success of the appointee in obtaining extramural funding on the pathway to independence. The appointee will be highly motivated and excited by the challenges involved in working collaboratively with the existing research groups in the centre, whilst building their own identifiable research themes. Current research programmes involve antibody engineering, immunotherapy, immune receptor biology and antigen presentation related to the treatment of cancer (www.southampton.ac.uk/youreit/meet-the-team). Ongoing activities also include mechanistic studies of therapies for autoimmunity. Research in the centre is highly interdisciplinary, and include bioinformatics, advanced microscopy and close interactions with clinicians as well as a wide group of collaborating scientists across the University (www.southampton.ac.uk/youreit/cancer-scientists)
The appointee is expected to have an outstanding research background, including high quality publications, in any area related to cancer immunology. Typically, it is expected that the appointee will have successfully completed several years of post-doctoral research, but outstanding candidates with less experience will also be considered.
The post-holder will possess relevant academic qualifications and work experience, in addition to good IT skills. Non-UK citizens are also encouraged to apply.
The position is initially fully funded for two years. Availability of funds for a third year will be dependent on satisfactory progress.
Informal queries can directed to: Professor Sally Ward (E.S.Ward@soton.ac.uk)
You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date sated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference 1933522CM on all correspondence.