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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)

Reference:  SCI283217

Closing Date:  Wednesday, 18th October 2017

Job Type:  Research

Department:  Pharmacy

Salary: £26052 to £32004 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD)

An enthusiastic and innovative cancer cell biologist is sought for a key role in an on-going Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project.  The purpose of this role will be to assess the effects of radiotherapy on specific breast cancer cells and evaluate drug delivery systems which are designed to target these cells. The work will also involve developing research objectives, conceiving new ideas, and working closely with polymer chemists in Nottingham and pharmaceutical scientists at AstraZeneca. 

The post will primarily be based at Nottingham City Hospital in the Translational & Radiation Biology Research Group led by Professor Martin but will also include time at the Queens Medical Centre with Dr Grabowska, and the School of Pharmacy with Professor Alexander.  This multidisciplinary project forms part of an EPSRC Impact Fellowship in Radiotherapy Activated Materials awarded to Professor Alexander, and will be the first experimental programme designed specifically to exploit radiotherapy-induced changes in cell biology to enhance targeted delivery of therapeutic agents in breast cancer.

To be suitable for the post candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in cell biology, cancer biochemistry, molecular biology or cognate discipline OR near to completion of a PhD with published peer-reviewed research papers. 

This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 15 months.

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Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Cameron Alexander, Email: or Tel: 0115 8467678. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Start Date

20th September 2017

Closing Date

18th October 2017