D43247R3 - Research Associate (Determining and exploiting the anti-cancer properties of naked mole-rat hyaluronan)

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Chemical Eng & Advanced Materials

Applications are invited for a research associate position for an exciting Cancer Research UK funded project supervised by Dr Daniel Frankel (Bioengineer) and Mr Kenneth Rankin (Consultant surgeon). Many components of the tumour micro-environment are poorly understood and therefore this project aims to examine the role of hyaluronan in cancer and in particular how this relates to the mechanisms of cancer resistance in the naked mole rat. Ultimately we would like to exploit hyaluronan biology for the treatment of sarcomas and other cancers.

You will have a PhD in cancer biology, tissue engineering, biomaterials, or a related subject with experience in at least one of the following: tissue culture, soft biomaterials, cell/biopolymer mechanics, organoids/spheroids, molecular biology or tumour biology. You will be part of a CRUK multidisciplinary award working with Dr Ewan St John Smith (Cambridge University).

The post is fixed term for 3 years.

For informal enquiries please contact either Dr. Daniel Frankel or Mr Kenneth Rankin: daniel.frankel@newcastle.ac.uk, Kenneth.Rankin@newcastle.ac.uk

School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ceam/
Northern Institute of Cancer: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nicr/

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The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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