Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Cancer Research (Haemato-oncology) Ref 9623

School/department:  Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine   
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 9623
Salary: starting at £43,414 to £51,805 per annum for lecturer or £53,353 to £61,823 per annum for senior lecturer, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 01 November 2022
Closing date: 30 November 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Cancer Research (non-clinical) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).

We are looking to recruit a scientist with a strong background in the field of cancer research, with a specific focus on haemato-oncology. The appointee will join our internationally recognised haemato-oncology research team and will contribute to both the research and teaching activities of the School. Consequently, we are looking for an individual with an exciting research agenda that is complementary to our existing activities, with the strong potential to produce high-quality research outputs and secure grant funding. The post will be filled at Lecturer B or Senior Lecturer depending on the experience of the successful applicant.

The successful candidate will have a track record of research in haemato-oncology exemplified by a strong publication record, evidence of collaborations and ideally some experience of student supervision. Applicants at Senior Lecturer level will be also expected to have a track record of grant capture. 

The Haemato-oncology group is a successful collaborative partnership between clinicians and scientists. The laboratory-based ‘Pepper Team’ (https://www.pepper.science) and computational systems biology ‘Mitchell Team’ (https://mitchell.science) currently represent the two largest groupings. Our main areas of expertise are in modelling the tumour microenvironment, understanding the role of NF-kB in disease progression and the development of drug resistance and the pre-clinical evaluation of novel targeted agents. The team currently works on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma and Malignant Myeloma, but we are open to recruiting an individual with an interest in other haematological cancers. The successful candidate will benefit from our strong network of national and international collaborators and our established links with academic medicinal chemists and pharmaceutical companies. We are seeking a candidate who will complement our current research strengths and bring innovative ideas and techniques that can synergise with the existing team. The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to help shape the future development of our dynamic haemato-oncology research team at BSMS.

The post is part of the continued investment in clinical and basic cancer research at BSMS and Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust (BSUHT). The successful candidate will be based in the Medical Research Building at BSMS, University of Sussex Campus and will be expected to contribute to both the teaching and research agendas of the School. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching in the top-ranked BSMS undergraduate medical degree course. The appointee will be expected to possess, or be willing to work towards obtaining, a recognised teaching qualification. However, extensive lecturing experience is not essential as support will be provided to ensure that the appointee is able to deliver teaching to the exacting standards required.

Please contact Professor Chris Pepper (c.pepper@bsms.ac.uk), Professor Andrea Pepper (a.pepper@bsms.ac.uk) or Dr. Simon Mitchell (s.a.mitchell@BSMS.ac.uk) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 9623 [PDF 116.13KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to bsmsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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