Research Fellow

University of Leeds - Leeds Institute of Cancer & Pathology (LICAP)

Do you want your research to have a direct impact on the identification of disease mechanisms and the development of new cancer treatments? Do you have a background in molecular and cellular biology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will pursue a project funded by Bloodwise, aimed at identifying the molecular mechanisms that lead to the pathogenesis of B cell-derived malignancies, such as multiple myeloma. This project builds from our previous work that has identified the mechanisms of survival factors that are often erroneously activated in B-cell tumours due to genetic mutations in the tumour-precursor cells.

The project will aim to understand the oncogenic function of these survival factors in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma, and to identify new molecular targets for the treatment of these tumours. This is the most critical step towards the realization of precision medicine in the treatment of this currently incurable malignancy. You will make use of a large spectrum of techniques, including in vitro assay systems (cell lines and primary lymphoid/tumour cells), flow cytometry, genomics approaches, and transgenic mouse models.

You should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD a biological science or a closely allied discipline with a strong background in molecular and cellular biology. You will use your initiative to creatively identify areas for research and extend the research portfolio of the project and group. As you will work closely, interactively and collaboratively with project team so you will need excellent communication skills.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Salvatore Papa, Assistant Professor (University Academic Fellow) in Cancer Research

Tel: +44-113-343-9038, email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 p.a. A maximum of £34,520 p.a. can be offered due to funding limitations

Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years - external funding)

Closing Date: Wednesday 04 April 2018

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