University of Cambridge

Early Detection Programme Group Leader (Principal Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate)

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Early Detection Programme Group Leader (Principal Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate) Fixed Term
Applications are invited for a Group Leader to join the Cancer Research UK Early Detection Programme ( to lead an independent research programme in cancer early detection, which can include intervention or prevention. Cambridge, UK is an internationally leading centre for research into the early detection of cancer, for which we have recently received recognition as a Member Centre of the CRUK International Cancer Early Detection Alliance.

Applicants should have a PhD in a subject relevant to early detection of cancer with post-doctoral research experience and an excellent academic record of peer-reviewed publications. Relevant disciplines include cell and molecular biology, molecular epidemiology, computational biology, physical sciences or other STEM subjects relevant to early detection. Clinically qualified researchers are also welcome to apply.
To be considered for the Principal Research Associate position, applicants must be internationally recognised in the field by originality, contribution to advancement of knowledge and reputation. They should already be appointed at the level of group leader, or equivalent, with experience of line managing other researchers and in PhD student teaching. Alongside teaching and research, they must be able to make an effective contribution to the Early Detection Programme goals: this may be the creation of multi-institutional research facilities; widening participation activity; or as an external representative of the programme.
Depending upon experience, appointments will be at the following University levels:
Principal Research Associate £60,905 – £70,579 pa subject to approval by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
Senior Research Associate £41,526 – £52,559 pa subject to approval by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine.
It is anticipated that the position will be in the Department of Oncology, although depending on the area of expertise of the successful candidate, another University Department could be the appointing Department.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.
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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, list of publications and a summary of your research interests and plans (no more than 3 pages) in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, MRC Cancer Unit, Email:, Tel: 00 44 (0)1223 763287.

The closing date for applications is 18 November 2019 and the interview dates are to be confirmed.
Please quote reference RD20714 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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Quote Reference: RD20714