Opportunities

Research Assistant - Radiopharmacy and Molecular Imaging Group

Closing Date: Oct 31, 2014 12:00 PM

We have an excellent opportunity for a Researcher Assistant to join the Department of Oncology. You will join the Radiopharmacy and Molecular Imaging Group, led by Dr Bart Cornelissen. The aim of the group is the development of novel preclinical imaging agents for oncology. You will undertake and support research into the development of new peptide-based imaging agents for in vivo non-invasive SPECT and PET imaging. Your duties will also include design and execution of experiments and strategy using a broad range of techniques, including radiolabelling, microscopy, and in vivo molecular imaging. You will have at least a BSc or MSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related science. You will have strong experimental skills, as well as demonstrated ability to design and carry out laboratory studies using a range of experimental techniques. You will also hold a home office personal license and have previous experience in a laboratory environment. This is a full-time post and is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance. All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 31 October 2014.

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Postdoctoral Researcher - Oncology

Closing Date: Nov 03, 2014 12:00 PM

We have an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Department of Oncology. You will investigate the role of somatic mutations in lung cancer and their impact on tumour cell responses to standard and novel therapies and radiation. Your duties will also include generating high quality data and reports, presenting results in oral and written form and contributing to the preparation of manuscripts. You will be expected to demonstrate initiative, both in experimental design and interpretation of data, and in disseminating research findings. You will have a PhD/DPhil in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related biological/medical science. You will have expertise in standard molecular biological, biochemical and tissue culture related techniques. Demonstrable ability to evaluate and interpret scientific data is also required. This is a full-time post and is fixed-term until 31 March 2017. All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3 November 2014.

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Senior Clinical Researcher in Experimental Therapeutics

Closing Date: Nov 14, 2014 12:00 PM

The Department of Oncology which incorporates the Cancer Research-UK/MRC Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology, within the Medical Sciences Division, aims to develop truly multidisciplinary and collaborative oncology research in Oxford. Working closely with colleagues in the new state-of-the-art NHS Oxford Cancer Centre, research can be rapidly and efficiently translated into cutting-edge clinical treatment for cancer patients. The postholder is expected to lead a programme of research trials and clinical cancer activity for the Department of Oncology and the Oxford Cancer Research Centre. The postholder will develop clinical research questions and have the skills necessary to design and progress these questions into early phase trial activity, taking a leading role in the Early Phase Trials Unit. The post would suit a consultant Medical Oncologist with a focus in a disease area which aligns to and complements that of the Oxford Cancer Research Centre. The postholder will be expected to develop their own independent, innovative research programme, working in collaboration with both basic and translational groups in Oxford and will have a regular commitment to appropriate clinical activity which will support the trials programme. An honorary contract with the Oxford University Hospitals Trust will be required for the successful candidate. A professorial title may be sought from the University for suitably qualified candidates. All applicants must complete a short application form; upload a CV and supporting statement. Applications should contain names and addresses of three referees (one of which should be your current or most recent employer), details of GMC registration and CCT. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 14 November 2014. The selection process will take place on Friday 5 December 2014.

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Clinical Research Training Fellowships (two posts)

Closing Date: Nov 14, 2014 12:00 PM

We are now inviting applications for the 2015 Clinical Research Training Fellowship DPhil intake for the CRUK & MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology at the University of Oxford. The fellowships are available to medically qualified individuals who are undertaking their specialist training in any clinical discipline, and who want to obtain a DPhil with a view to an academic career in any branch of cancer research. Candidates must be clinically qualified, and able to be GMC registered. Priority will be given to those in training in Radiation/Clinical Oncology but candidates from any discipline involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer are welcome. Applicants should demonstrate some previous research experience, which may include peer-reviewed publications, and have a strong commitment to the future pursuit of research. We strongly advise prospective applicants to discuss their research interests with potential supervisors prior to applying. Further information on available projects can be found in the attached documents, or by contacting Mrs Claire Garbett, PA to Professor Tim Maughan, the Clinical Director of the CRUK & MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology; email claire.garbett@oncology.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 617415. The posts will be available for three years in the first instance, with a commencement date to be negotiated with the successful fellows. In addition to a salary for three years, the fellowship will fund full tuition and college fees for the duration of training. All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV, supporting statement and supplementary information form. Interviews are scheduled for the first two weeks of December 2014. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 14 November 2014.

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