Location: Leeds – St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute: Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR)
Section: Division of Gastroenterology & Surgery
Category: Technical Support
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £28,762 to £34,308 p.a. pro rata
Working Time: Part-time 50%fte
Post Type: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (available until 31 March 2024 due to external grant income)
Release Date: Wednesday 09 November 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday 07 December 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Can you provide technical support to research projects? Do you have extensive laboratory experience which includes skills in brain cancer?
Glioma is a brain cancer of unmet need, with little progress made in the past 30 years, and despite current ‘gold standard’ therapy, overall survival remains dismal (12-15 months). Neurosurgery remove much of the tumour bulk but due to the infiltrative nature of glioma, cancer cells remain. These cells can resist adjuvant chemoradiotherapy treatment, causing tumours to inevitably regrow. We are interested in studying the fundamental cancer biology of this aggressive and highly dynamic process in a disease-relevant model in real time. This involves developing cutting edge in vitro and in vivo models that will enable us to identify new targets and optimise existing treatments.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Ryan Mathew, Associate Professor
As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the Faculty of Medicine & Health we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.