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Senior Research Fellow – Plymouth University

The Plymouth University is looking for an interested candidate for the position of Senior Research Fellow in Cancer Biology/Immunology who has knowledge in biological/biomedical sciences.

Position Requirements:

  • Good first degree in the field of Biological sciences, Biomedical Sciences or Medicine
  • Appropriate postgraduate academic qualification (PhD or MD/PhD) in Cancer Sciences, molecular biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or Immunology, and/or recognised equivalent including professional accreditations and qualifications
  • Participations in national and international academic conferences
  • Demonstrates a dynamic and creative approach and passion to Cancer Research
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by the ability to communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a range of groups
  • Extensive experience with therapeutic applications, multi-colour FACS analysis or sorting of tumour infiltrating immune cell subsets, functional assays of cytotoxic T lymphocytesSubstantial experience with cell culture and real-time quantitative PCR
  • Good national recognition in the field of expertise with developing international recognition
  • A sustained track record of publishing own research in the field of Cancer Sciences, Immunology, or other relevant related area in leading journals
Employer Plymouth University
Posted 01-11-2015
Location United Kingdom
Discipline NA
Salary £38511 to £45954 pa – Grade 8
Official Notice


  • Develop individual and/or collaborative research projects and proposals, identifying funding sources and contributing to the process of securing them. Build individual, Research Group, School, Faculty and University profile nationally and internationally via contributing to the School’s research strategy, publications, participation in networks and presentations at national and international conferences or other fora.
  • Supervise research students, technicians, clinical fellows, visiting fellows and junior postdoc fellows. Mentor colleagues, enabling personal and research skills development. Provide general support and assist colleagues and postgraduate students in resolving their concerns over their progress in research.
  • Define research objectives and taking responsibility for the deliver of research projects and contribute to larger or more complex projects. Plan, implement and manage research projects, managing research group budgets and resources.
  • Engage with relevant professional bodies and organisations to support their work and inform research projects in the University.
  • Analyse the outputs of research; ensure that learnings are used to inform research processes, leading their further development where appropriate. Identify opportunities for recording both impact and possible sources of income generation from the outputs of research. Work with colleagues to ensure that these opportunities are exploited.
  • Contribute to teaching and learning programmes in the Faculty, as appropriate and requested reasonably, to ensure that the student body in general benefit from all research activity.

Closing date for applications: 2nd December,2015

Plymouth University and its Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have a strong record of excellence, enterprise and innovation across its teaching and research activities. The university has recently invested more than GBP 150 million in its estate and facilities to enhance the student experience and support world-class research. This excellence has been further demonstrated by receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education and being ranked among the top 40 Modern Universities in the world.The Schools of Medicine and Dentistry work across traditional boundaries and focus on Cancer, Clinical Neuroscience, and Infection, Inflammation and Immunity. A recent investment of GBP 25 million into the Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine strengthens and complements existing centres of excellence in the Schools. The success of our research strategy has been acknowledged in the recent research excellence exercise (REF) where our Clinical Medicine had the highest quality output per researcher of all UK medical schools.

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