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Research Associate (Watson Lab) Pre-leukaemic evolution and remote patient monitoring (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Oncology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 18th March 2024
Job Ref: RD40592

Are you interested in gaining a better understanding of how and why some people develop blood cancers?  Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate to join the group of Dr Caroline Watson at the Early Cancer Institute, University of Cambridge.

About the Watson lab:

As we age, nearly all of us will acquire mutations in leukaemia-associated genes in our blood cells.  In most people, these mutations will be of little consequence, but if there is sequential acquisition and clonal expansion of these mutations, some individuals will progress to leukaemia.  The Watson lab is focused on i) gaining a better understanding of the factors that drive or impede the progression of pre-leukaemic mutations in the blood of healthy and 'high-risk' individuals and ii) developing approaches that allow remote monitoring of research study participants and high-risk patients, using participant/patient self-collected blood samples and wearables.  Through inter-disciplinary collaboration and state-of-the-art methodologies, we aim to develop early detection and therapeutic intervention strategies and make a meaningful impact on patient care and outcomes. 

Position overview:

We are seeking to hire a motivated Post-doctoral Research Associate to join the team.  You will play a pivotal role in optimizing multi-omic methodologies for the longitudinal analysis and remote monitoring of pre-leukaemic evolution in blood.  Leveraging patient self-collected blood samples, you will have the opportunity to drive ground-breaking research aimed at unravelling the interplay between genomics, proteomics and health/lifestyle factors in driving, or impeding, pre-leukaemic evolution.  Your work will not only advance our understanding of how/ why people progress to blood cancer, but will also shape the design of innovative large-scale longitudinal cohort studies and remote patient monitoring initiatives.  Through the development of remote monitoring approaches that reduce the need for time- and cost intensive face-to-face research participant study visits, your work will help mitigate the geographical constraints often encountered in longitudinal clinical research studies, thus ensuring more inclusive and impactful research outcomes.

Why join us?

  • Opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research with real-world clinical implications for early cancer detection and intervention.

  • Make a tangible impact on patient care by contributing to the development of remote monitoring strategies for patients at high risk of blood cancer.

  • Collaborative, friendly and supportive work environment in the UK's first institute dedicated to understanding early cancer (Early Cancer Institute: earlycancer.cam.ac.uk).

  • Career development opportunities and mentorship from leading experts in the field: you will have the opportunity to lead peer-reviewed publications, present at scientific conferences and develop your own academic profile.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Watson (cw672@cam.ac.uk) directly when considering an application to discuss the project in greater detail.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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