We are currently looking for a Senior Research Associate to join our team at the Brain Tumour Research Centre, School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth.

This is a new post based within the Brain Tumour Research Centre. The Centre is currently composed of postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and technical staff along with research internship and project students. The Centre is core funded by the charity, Brain Tumour Research and this new post is supported by the Jake McCarthy Foundation.

You will join a small team within the Centre led by the Head of the Centre who has vast experience in brain tumour invasion studies and with two existing Research Fellows who have experience in 3D human modelling and drug treatment of the most frequent and malignant adult brain tumour, GBM, respectively.

You will hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline and show evidence of the ability to produce high quality publishable data in the field of oncology. You will be responsible for intellectual molecular/genetic input to the project and will learn/undertake a wide range of techniques from within the Centre’s very well-equipped histology, cellular, molecular, and metabolic laboratories and microscope imaging suite. The project also builds upon an, already established, research collaboration with the University of Cardiff where two joint PhD students are currently working on related projects.

Through the research programme we hope to establish new in vitro models for pre-clinical testing which will enable us to fast track re-purposed and re-formulated agents into clinical trials for GBM, as well as provide a more accurate means to establish drug sensitivity in GBM to both nuclear and mitochondrial targeted therapies. The post is supported for 3 years in the first instance.

For further information please contact Professor Geoff Pilkington:

E: geoff.pilkington@port.ac.uk

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ004121 – Senior Research Associate.docx

To apply, please visit the University website: https://port.engageats.co.uk/welcome.aspx

Employment type: Fixed term (3 years)

Employment basis:  Full time

Salary:  £29,301 – £32,958           

Post number: ZZ004121

Date published: 17 July 2017 

Closing date:  11 August 2017

Interview date:  25 August 2017