PetSavers Masters Degree by Research in Oncology/Immunology

University of Cambridge - Department of Veterinary Medicine

West Cambridge Site

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's leading research universities, with internationally recognized strengths in biomedical science. Veterinary science lies at the heart of these activities, and the Department has a vibrant research environment with a community of enthusiastic young researchers.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 1 year research training position in Oncology-Immunology, to conduct a project evaluating the relationship between the tumour, microenvironment and immune system in canine histiocytic sarcoma, using flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and mRNA expression analysis. The successful candidate will register for an MPhil by research. 

The Department has an international reputation as a leading centre for Clinical Veterinary Oncology and a strong background in immunology research, creating an ideal environment for clinically related post-graduate research training, under the joint supervision of Dr Barbara Blacklaws and Dr Jane Dobson.

The ideal candidate will be a veterinary graduate with a strong interest in oncology / immunology and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The position is funded by PetSavers and covers a tax-free stipend of £18,000 for one year plus University fees at home/EU rate.

In order to apply for this position, applicants should send a CV and cover letter along with transcripts if available to Fiona Roby ( 

The chosen candidate will then need to submit a formal application to seek admittance by the University of Cambridge (more information on the further application here: for which there is a £50 fee.

Informal enquiries are welcome, please email  Dr Jane Dobson:

Deadline for initial applications is 4 November 2016

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 21 November 2016

Please quote reference PP10426 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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