Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Positions in Cancer Epidemiology

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

London, United Kingdom

Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Positions in Cancer Epidemiology

The Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Unit

Institute for Cancer Research-and Imperial College London

The Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research Unit (CEPRU) is a joint initiative between The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, and Imperial College London (ICL) established in 2020 under the founding Director Professor Elio Riboli.

CEPRU invites applications from highly qualified candidates to fill up to four positions, two posts will be based at St. Mary’s ICL Campus in London and two based at the Sutton Campus of the ICR.

The post holders will become part of the CEPRU, which links two major academic research and healthcare related institutions. The overarching aim of CEPRU is to pave the way for cross-fertilization of research between ICR and IC into the identification of novel targets for primary prevention and the innovative ways to deliver prevention and early detection of cancer.

The successful candidates will be expected to take forward their own programme of cancer epidemiology with a strong focus on prevention. There is an opportunity to become a Principal Investigator of the Breast Cancer Now funded Generations Study at ICR. This cohort study of 113,000 women in the UK was established in 2003 to investigate the aetiological basis of breast cancer and is scheduled to run for 40 years.

Candidates will be highly motivated individuals with a broad and deep experience in cancer epidemiology, and an interest in cancer aetiology and prevention. Appointments will be made at the appropriate Academic level: junior applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in related fields; and (ii) outstanding potential in research. All successful candidates will have the vision, leadership, experience, energy and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in both ICR and ICSPH to develop and take forward their own programme in cancer epidemiology and prevention. For senior posts at Imperial there is also an expectation to demonstrate a strong commitment to be excellent in teaching.

Appointment Details:

ICR

Appointments will be made at the appropriate academic level, subject to skills and experience. At ICR academics are appointed as either Career Faculty which is non-time limited with competitive salary, or as Career Development Faculty, which is a six-year Fixed Term Contract on the Career Development Faculty scale in the first instance.

All posts are full-time based on 35 hours per week net, Monday to Friday.

Imperial

Appointments will be made at the appropriate academic level, subject to skills and experience. These will be full time and open-ended appointments. Applications from part-time candidates are welcome.

We welcome informal enquiries, which should be addressed to Professor Richard Houlston (email: richard.houlston@icr.ac.uk) or Professor Elio Riboli (email: e.riboli@imperial.ac.uk).

These email addresses are for enquiries only, and applications must be submitted online.

To apply to ICR, please upload your application via our website at: https://jobs.icr.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancy-search-results.aspx.

As part of your online application you will be required to upload your full CV which will pre-populate your application form, you will also be asked to attach the following documents and failure to do so will mean your application cannot be considered on this occasion: 

  • Lists of major publications, achievements, research grants, distinctions.
  • Research plan (five to six pages outlining your current research interests and research programme for the next 5 years)
  • A PDF of a maximum of five key publications, or other research outputs (e.g. patents) that best demonstrate previous productivity
  • You must also complete the personal statement section of the application form in the format of a covering letter including the names and contact details of three academic referees

To apply to Imperial, our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs, job reference MED02850. Please complete and upload an application form and supporting information as directed.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 16th January 2022

Please apply via recruiter’s website.