Lecturer in Cancer Biology

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

October 9, 2022


Lecturer in Cancer Biology

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in cancer biology and the use of cutting-edge cell biology and biochemical approaches to investigate the contribution of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins to normal or malignant cellular behaviour? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading Universities in research and teaching excellence?

We aim to enhance our existing strengths in cancer research at Leeds by recruiting a discovery scientist looking to establish a research programme in the broad area of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins. You will use cellular and biochemical technologies to understand the contribution of ubiquitin and/or ubiquitin-like proteins to the cellular processes associated with the hallmarks of cancer and malignancy. You may be focussed on a specific cancer type or work on fundamental cellular functions that transcend specific cancers, and can be applied across cells and tissues. In either case you will have a clear vision for how your research will address key questions in cancer, and how you will bring something new to Leeds such as new technologies, ideas and ways of working.

For this role, you should have a PhD in Biological, Biochemical or Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline and several years' postdoctoral experience in similar areas. Extensive and up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in your subject area is essential. You should also have expertise in cell biology and biochemical experimental approaches to investigate ubiquitination and a strong grounding in cancer biology techniques. Experience with in vivo studies is highly desirable. You will be a future leader in your field, driving exciting research that enhances our strengths, and we will support you in the development of your aspirational research programme. You will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and taught postgraduates within the School and wider University, with the opportunity to develop the curriculum, innovate teaching and provide exceptional student experiences through research-led teaching.

You will join the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, which is a vibrant academic environment with research strengths in signalling and cancer, protein quality and control and infectious diseases. You will also become a member of the Leeds Cancer Research Centre (LCRC), an interdisciplinary centre in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest and highly research active Trusts in the UK. Comprising over 250 principal academic investigators, its vision is to bring together scientists and clinicians from across discipline boundaries to deliver world-leading research in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer to improve patient outcomes in Leeds, nationally, and globally.

The LCRC has diverse ~£125M live cancer research award portfolio. Major infrastructure awards include a CRUK Clinical Trials Unit, a CRUK Centre for Excellence in Radiotherapy Research, and the CRUK Grand Challenge OPTIMISTICC, a CRUK Advanced Radiotherapy Network (ARTNET) Accelerator Award, and the CRUK Leeds-Manchester Clinical Research Training Fellowship programme. It's strong track record of research translation that results in global societal and economic impact is exemplified by nine cancer case impact studies in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Andrew Macdonald, Professor, Head of School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3053 Email: A.Macdonald@leeds.ac.uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences School/Institute: School of Molecular & Cellular Biology Category: Academic Grade: Grade 8 Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 p.a. Working Time: 100% Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Friday 09 September 2022 Closing Date: Sunday 09 October 2022 Reference: FBSMB1235 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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