Location: Southampton General Hospital
Salary: £32,348 to £35,333 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
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. We are looking to appoint a full time
Research Fellow to support new early phase clinical trials and other clinical
trials or research studies with a focus on immunological monitoring and
cellular pathology techniques. The role is funded by the Centre for Drug
Development (CDD) at Cancer Research UK.
The post holder will be part of the Southampton ECMC 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) and in the Research and
Development Laboratory of Cellular Pathology, University Hospital Southampton.
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
The post holder will work to support a portfolio of early phase clinical
trials working to oversee the development and delivery of a range of
translational clinical trial endpoints for CR UK CDD led studies. This will
involve the development and validation of new assays as well as running
existing assays to Good Clinical Practice for laboratories standards including
(but not limited to) flow cytometry, ELISA and ELISpot assays,
immunohistochemistry assays and genomics assays. This post will also be
responsible for co-ordinating the receipt of samples from sites across the UK,
their analysis and the reporting of results. The post holder will have close
interactions with the CR UK CDD Biomarker Specialists and Trial teams 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/).DJP1
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.
We are looking for someone motivated, a good team player with excellent
communication skills, capable of delivering research tasks in a timely manner
and with accuracy. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes
post-doctoral research fellows, PhD students, clinicians and also junior staff
that you will supervise. Experience of working with clinical samples and a
good laboratory practice framework is desirable.
This post will be primarily based within the state-of-the-art WISH
laboratories at Southampton General Hospital campus, with support for clinical
and laboratory based senior colleagues.
The employing organisation is the University of Southampton which offers a
competitive salary, pension scheme and other benefits. This post is offered on
a full time, fixed term contract for 24 months in the first instance, with the
possibility of an extension. At the University of Southampton we promote
equality and value diversity.
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 Sian Gale
(Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email
email@example.com. Please quote reference 1962722CM on all
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