A54140R Research Assistant/Associate (Prostate Cancer)

Newcastle University - Faculty of Medical Sciences - Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Research Assistant (PhD submitted): £26,829 - £28,452
Research Associate (PhD Awarded): £29,301

Applications are invited to join a three-year research project focussing on assessing the efficacy and mechanism of action of a newly developed bromodomain inhibitor in advanced prostate cancer. The project will be based in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University and AstraZeneca, Cambridge, under the supervision of Dr Luke Gaughan, Prof Craig Robson, Mr Stuart McCracken and Dr Barry Davies.

This post will focus on testing the compound in several in vitro and in vivo models of prostate cancer as well as investigating its specific impact on androgen receptor signalling utilising key molecular and bioinformatics approaches.

You will possess, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant subject and have experience in contemporary molecular and cellular techniques, bioinformatics and a keen interest to develop your research skills in these areas.

This position is funded by the Medical Research Council and AstraZeneca and is available from 1 December 2016 for a period of 3 years.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Gaughan (luke.gaughan@ncl.ac.uk), Prof Robson (c.n.robson@ncl.ac.uk) and Mr McCracken (Stuart.McCracken@newcastle.ac.uk).

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The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Information about the Research Group can be found at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nicr/research/adult-cancer/

Northern Institute of Cancer Research

Faculty of Medical Sciences

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