Postdoctoral Research Associate - Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Institute of Translational Medicine

The post holder will contribute to a Medical Research Council funded project investigating the role of the tumour microenvironment in cancer. Specifically, the project aims to investigate how cancer-associated fibrosis develops and how this affects tumour immunity. The position requires good knowledge in cancer biology and the tumour microenvironment. Experimental skills and experience in molecular and cellular biology are desirable. Previous experience of working in one or more of the following fields would also be beneficial: cancer biology, immunology, and/or fibrosis.

The post holder will join a vibrant cancer research laboratory which is part of the North West Cancer Research Centre, Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, and the Institute of Translational Medicine at the University of Liverpool, UK. The Institute of Translational Medicine offers a number of high-quality shared facilities, which will be used to complete the project.

The successful candidates will interact and collaborate with scientist and clinicians with diverse backgrounds inside and outside the department and take part in research activities that include cancer biology, immunotherapy, in vivo mouse models, in vivo imaging, and omics-based approaches.

You should have, or (be about to obtain) a PhD in Cell Biology, Cancer Medicine, Immunology or other related discipline, with excellent research record in one or more of the following fields: cancer biology, immunology, and/or biomedical sciences.

You will be responsible for taking decisions regarding the project, obtaining data and planning future experiments. It is expected that you will be an innovative individual with an interest in applying your research skills to a challenging project, and willing to learn new techniques. You will also be expected to publish your results in a peer-reviewed journal. The post is expected to last until 1 October 2020.

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