Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Cancer Research (Haemato-oncology)

02/10/2023   United Kingdom   Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.  

Job description

Job description

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Contract: permanent 

Reference: 9623

Salary: starting at £43,414 to £51,805 per annum for lecturer or £53,353 to £61,823 per annum for senior lecturer, pro rata if part time.

Expected interview date: To be confirmed.

Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer or Senior 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. The appointee will join our internationally recognised haemato-oncology research team and will contribute to both the research and teaching activities of the School. Consequently, we are looking for an individual with an exciting research agenda that is complementary to our existing activities, with the strong potential to produce high-quality research outputs and secure grant funding. The post will be filled at Lecturer B or Senior Lecturer depending on the experience of the successful applicant.

The successful candidate will have a track record of research in haemato-oncology exemplified by a strong publication record, evidence of collaborations and ideally some experience of student supervision. Applicants at Senior Lecturer level will be also expected to have a track record of grant capture. 

The Haemato-oncology group is a successful collaborative partnership between clinicians and scientists. The laboratory-based ‘Pepper Team’ (https://www.pepper.science) and computational systems biology ‘Mitchell Team’ (https://mitchell.science) currently represent the two largest groupings. Our main areas of expertise are in modelling the tumour microenvironment, understanding the role of NF-kB in disease progression and the development of drug resistance and the pre-clinical evaluation of novel targeted agents. The team currently works on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma and Malignant Myeloma, but we are open to recruiting an individual with an interest in other haematological cancers. The successful candidate will benefit from our strong network of national and international collaborators and our established links with academic medicinal chemists and pharmaceutical companies. We are seeking a candidate who will complement our current research strengths and bring innovative ideas and techniques that can synergise with the existing team. The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to help shape the future development of our dynamic haemato-oncology research team at BSMS.

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. The successful applicant 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 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.

Please contact Professor Chris Pepper (c.pepper@bsms.ac.uk), Professor Andrea Pepper (a.pepper@bsms.ac.uk) or Dr Simon Mitchell (s.a.mitchell@BSMS.ac.uk) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.


Essential Criteria

1. Educated to doctoral level, or other equivalent qualification, or appropriate level of experience, as appropriate to the discipline (see role-specific criteria below).

2. Evidence of engagement in high-quality, productive, research activity.

3. Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, colleagues and external audiences.

4. Ability to work individually on own initiative and without close supervision, and as part of a team.

5. Commensurate with the level of appointment, show evidence of teaching experience.

6. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with students using a variety of teaching methods.

7. Ability to exercise a degree of innovation and creative problem-solving.

8. Excellent organisational and administrative skills.

9. Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

10. Excellent IT skills, with the ability to produce high-quality, inclusive learning materials.

Essential Role-Specific Criteria

1. Postgraduate degree at Doctorate level, or other equivalent qualification.

2. For appointment at Lecturer, demonstrate an emerging track record of high-quality publications in reputable journals and other appropriate media of similar standing. For appointment at Senior Lecturer, show a consistent track record of high-quality publications in reputable journals and other appropriate media of similar standing.

3. For appointment at Lecturer, show strong potential to be competitive for externally funded grant applications, including personal Fellowships. For appointment at the level of Senior Lecturer, show evidence of a successful track record of grant capture.

4. Some experience of teaching/training/mentorship consistent with career stage.

5. Evidence of a competence in a wide range of laboratory-based skills.

6. Evidence of successful collaboration as part of interdisciplinary teams.

7. Evidence of critical thinking and strong analytical skills.

Desirable Criteria

1. A recognised higher education teaching qualification.

2. Experience of working with human tissue and HTA regulation

3. Experience of generating research or knowledge exchange income.

4. Experience in laboratory management.

5. Experience of supervision of laboratory-based doctoral students.

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