Research Fellow in Cancer Biology Ref 0442

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Hours: full time or part time hours up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: fixed term for 3 years
Reference: 0442 
Salary: starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum, pro rata (if applicable) 
Placed on: 26 November 2018
Closing date: 31 December 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: as soon as possible.

Job description

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow in Cancer Biology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). We are looking to recruit a post-doctoral scientist with a strong background in the field of cancer research, preferably with a specific focus on haemato-oncology or cancer immunology.

This project is designed to exploit a unique multi-compartment in vitro model of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). The central aim is to investigate the mechanisms that promote changes in tumour cell phenotype and function as they traffic between the vasculature and the lymphoid tissues. This is important because for CLL cells the lymphoid tissues provide a proliferative drive, foster increased tumour cell drug resistance and are the sites of residual disease and relapse. Using our model, as well as paired ex vivo samples from the same patient, we will investigate the role of the microenvironment and constitutive sub-clonal architecture in promoting migration and drug resistance.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed candidate with a strong research track record in cancer research, with research experience in cell biology, flow cytometry and molecular biology. The project is funded for 3 years by the Blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Chris Pepper, Chair in Cancer Research (, or Dr Andrea Pepper ( at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

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How to apply

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