|Location:||Greater London, Sutton|
|Salary:||£37,050 to £39,000 per annum|
|Placed On:||7th February 2023|
|Closes:||26th February 2023|
Under the leadership of Prof. Alan Melcher, we are seeking to appoint a Higher Scientific Officer to join the Centre for Translational Immunotherapy and Radiation Research Network to work in human immunology/immunotherapy research, focused on management, processing and analysis of clinical patient samples.
The successful candidate must have a BSc. (or equivalent) in a biological science, knowledge of immunology and proven experience in laboratory work and molecular biology techniques.
The Division of Radiotherapy and Imaging brings together research groups that work on how to use radiation therapy, guided by state-of-the-art imaging techniques, in the most effective way to cure cancer. Our work is based on the central idea that the best outcomes will be achieved by delivering curative radiation doses to tumours, while limiting radiation damage of neighbouring normal tissues. Our therapy often includes adding drug treatments alongside radiation therapy as a means of killing cancer cells more effectively and, at the same time, activating anti-tumour immune responses. Preclinical work includes research that combines radiation therapy with radiation sensitisers and biological response modifiers (oncolytic viruses, innate immune activators, immune checkpoint inhibitors) to maximise anti-tumour efficacy and give protection against tumour recurrence. Multiple translational clinical studies seek to address these themes through our collaborators in the RM. Overall, our mission is to cure more patients with fewer immediate and long-term side effects of treatment.
The Centre for Translational Immunotherapy (CTI) is led by Prof Alan Melcher. The CTI has been established to co-ordinate immunology and immunotherapy research across the ICR and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RM) and provide supporting infrastructure. We have a particular interest in the immune consequences of radiotherapy treatment. The CTI spans the full range of translational research from basic science/pre-clinical modelling to analysis of patient samples. This post will be focused towards the patient end of this spectrum, related to the processing and study of clinical samples.
We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Lauren Aronson via email on email@example.com.
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