Salary: Grade E64: £31,931 - £51,176 p.a.
Applications are invited for a 3-year Fellowship aimed at clinical trainees, providing them with an opportunity to study in a high calibre research environment, working towards a DPhil. The principal aim is to provide high quality research training in basic and applied science, tailored specifically to the needs of talented clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine.
The Fellowship is structured around existing research programmes and tailored to form a partnership between basic scientists and clinician-scientists, with the aim to bridge the gap between basic and applied research. The Fellow will be embedded in an active research group in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. The Fellow will also benefit from interacting with and mentorship from clinical colleagues as well as clinical activities such as attending multi-disciplinary team meetings.
We are looking for a highly motivated and intellectually curious candidate with an interest in using stem cell biology to advance the understanding of medulloblastoma. The successful candidate is expected to be capable of working both independently and in teams and to possess good communication skills.
Duties include develop and conduct a programme of research work; register for and complete a DPhil during your programme of research; make significant intellectual contribution to the publication of research results; present data at national and international meetings as appropriate; act at all times in the interests of the host Department to ensure good clinical and laboratory practice; be accountable for your own professional conduct within the department; attend appropriate scientific seminars, meetings and training courses as required.
Applicants will have a strong academic track record and hold a BSc (or equivalent), with an interest in oncology. Motivation to pursue a career in academic medicine and demonstrable commitment to cancer research. With adequate clinical experience and MRCP, or appropriate postgraduate qualifications. You will also have the desire to complete a DPhil and ability to bring clinical expertise into the laboratory environment. Applicants will be a GMC registered practitioner with full-time hospital service as an SHO, or higher grade, or the ability to obtain GMC requirements and practice in the UK.
The post is fixed-term for 3 years, from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2022. The post will be based at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Road, Oxford OX1 3PT.
We advise prospective applicants to contact Professor Becker to discuss their research interests prior to submitting an application form.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 11 January 2019. Interviews are likely to be held between 28 and 31 January 2019.