Research Fellow, Cancer Sciences

  • University of Southampton
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Nov 03, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description

Cancer Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £31,406 Per annum Pro rata
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Monday 08 November 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1579321CM

The School of Cancer Sciences in Southampton, with over 100 scientists, clinicians and associated staff, has a long and distinguished record in the study of Cancer. 

You are invited to apply for the post of Research Fellow to work in the School of Cancer Sciences' Laboratories based at the Southampton General Hospital. The post-holder will contribute to a Cancer Research UK-funded programme grant led by Professor Graham Packham which is focused on understanding the biology and improving the treatment of B-cell cancers.

As someone with proven relevant work experience you will be required to carry out the prescribed tasks with minimal direct supervision after the initial training period. You will need to be highly organised, and be able to work well under pressure, whilst remaining health and safety focused. You will need to hold a PhD in a relevant subject area and have experience of research into antigen receptor signaling in B-cell malignancies.

This post will be based within the Cancer Research UK Centre at the Southampton General Hospital campus, occupying modern, well-equipped, purpose-built laboratories, with support from clinical and laboratory-based colleagues. 

Additional details about the School of Cancer Sciences can be found at:

The position is funded by Cancer Research UK and is full-time to 31st March 2022, then 0.60 FTE fixed term to 30th September 2022.

Informal queries should be directed to Professor Graham Packham ( 

The University of Southampton and the Faculty of Medicine hold an Athena Silver Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Flexible working opportunities and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. 

The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

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Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1579321CM on all correspondence.

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