Lecturer in Cancer Research (Haemato-oncology, non-clinical)

10/01/18   United Kingdom   Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)  

Job description

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Cancer Research (non-clinical) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).We are looking to recruit a scientist with a strong background in the field of cancer research, with a specific focus on haemato-oncology or cancer immunology.The post is part of the continued investment in clinical and basic cancer research at BSMS and Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust (BSUHT).The successful candidate will be based in the Medical Research Building at BSMS, University of Sussex Campus and will be expected to contribute to both the teaching and research agendas of the School.

We are seeking a candidate with a strong research track record in cancer research, preferably with research interests that dovetail with those of the current principal investigators: Prof. Chris Pepper, Dr. Andrea Pepper and Dr. Tim Chevassut. As well as integrating into the current haemato-oncology team, the Lecturer will contribute to teaching in the top-ranked BSMS undergraduate medical degree course.

The appointee will be expected to possess, or be willing to work towards obtaining, a recognised teaching qualification. However, extensive previous lecturing experience is not essential as support will be provided to ensure that the appointee is able to deliver teaching to the exacting standards required.


For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Chris Pepper, Chair in Cancer Research (c.pepper@bsms.ac.uk), or Dr Andrea Pepper (a.pepper@bsms.ac.uk) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.


This Lecturer post is a teaching and research position. Post-holders will be expected have a PhD or equivalent. They will be expected  to develop a programme of research within the current Haemato-oncology research team and contribute high-quality teaching. They will be expected to establish a complementary but independent research portfolio, including publication of REF-returnable outputs and making applications for research funding.\r\nFrom an academic perspective, this post will be based in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at BSMS. Cancer represents a major strategic priority for BSMS reflecting our interest in basic and applied sciences and clinical trials. The successful candidate will already be an established research scientist in the field of cancer research, preferably with a track record in haemato-oncology or cancer immunology. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high level publications, involvement in successful grant applications and some student supervision and/or teaching experience. Moreover, it is anticipated the individual will work closely with, and have overlapping research interests to, the BSMS Chair of Cancer Research and his team. The candidate should be committed to translational cancer research and should expect to be returnable in the next REF exercise. They would also be expected to help shape the future development of cancer research at Sussex University in accordance with the BSMS research strategy and to facilitate a good research environment.

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