Professor / Associate Professor of Medical Oncology

Surrey, United Kingdom
£65,578 to £87,493
22 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Experimental Medicine

Location: Guildford
Salary: £65,578 to £87,493
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 02 January 2023
Reference: 084922

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is currently expanding its portfolio of medical expertise and wishes to create a new section lead position for Oncology in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in the School of Biosciences. The Section Lead Oncology will be responsible for; fostering growth, building on the strength of the research culture within the medical and scientific community at Surrey as well as fostering greater collaborations with clinical colleagues at partnering trusts and with the newly created Medical School.

The ideal candidate will have close links with partnering trusts or hold an NHS consultant post. The post holder will further enable multi-disciplinary research and sharing of state-of-the-art facilities across key themes underpinning the University of Surrey’s Research Strategy, namely Innovation for One Health and One Medicine.

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Building and leading a complementary programme of interdisciplinary research in cancer research. 
  • Leading a multidisciplinary team and managing the core oncology facilities, including biobanks in compliance with governance procedures. 
  • Developing innovative research proposals, identifying sources of funding, submitting funding bids, undertaking high quality research and publishing, thereby supporting the School, Faculty and University research strategy. 
  • Contribute to learning and teaching across relevant modules and ensure an excellent student experience. In addition to offering innovative, scholarly activity that is attractive to external partners, including the NHS, industry, SMEs and other academic centres.

This will build on areas of existing expertise to establish Surrey as a recognised Centre of excellence for cancer research, helping increase visibility and sharing of state-of-the-art facilities within and outside of the University. Overall, the successful candidate will develop and lead a large programme of multi-displinary cancer research and teaching that will attract and secure significant research funding.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • International research recognition, including an exceptional and continuing publication record in the field of medical oncology.
  • A proven and sustained track record of external research grant income generation demonstrating research leadership.
  • Experience of the NHS and ability to build successful collaborations within the NHS at a senior level. 
  • Track record of teaching excellence including supervision of PhD/Md students to completion.

When completing the online application form, we would welcome in addition (i) a cover letter (no more than 2 pages), (ii) your CV; (iii) a brief supporting statement/ vision document (no more than 3 pages) outlining your intended five-year plan, including collaborations, intended funding applications and how you envision to balance NHS consultant commitments with the University role, and how you may leverage your dual roles (if applicable; we envision 0.5-0.8FTE with University).

In addition to your salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, relocation assistance where appropriate, attractive research environments, the latest teaching facilities, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. Furthermore, our benefit packages include pension, childcare assistance and discounted membership to University sports facilities.

We aim to attract the best possible talent from the broadest range of people and continue to improve the number of staff from groups that are under-represented across our workforce. We provide an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all and value everyone in our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. We are proud to hold the Race Equality Charter, Athena Swan Charter, Disability Confident, Accessible and UK Workplace Equality Index.

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefits from excellent rail and road connections.

For an informal discussion or further details, please contact: Professor Christian Heiss – 

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 9th March 2023

Further details: Job Description

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