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Opening For Clinical Research Fellow - Manchester

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CRUK-AZ Translational Research Training Fellow

Systems Oncology Group – Dr Claus Jorgensen

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are adjacent to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients. Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

The Institute has outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry.

We are situated in Manchester, England, a vibrant and dynamic city that is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has excellent transport links both nationally and internationally.

We are currently looking for a CRUK-AstraZeneca Clinical Research Training Fellow to undertake a multidisciplinary project between the Systems Oncology and Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology (CEP) research groups at CRUK Manchester Institute and AstraZeneca. The Clinical work will be undertaken at the Hepatobiliary Unit at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and the fellow will undertake one clinic per week within the on-going programme. Clinical supervision will be provided at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust by Consultant in Hepatobiliary Cancer and translational research will be guided jointly by the Systems Oncology and CEP group leaders. At AstraZeneca, the Clinical Fellow will be project managed by Dr Simon Barry. The Clinical Fellow will undertake a specific research project to investigate the effect of the tumour microenvironment on tumour metastasis in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, with a particular focus on circulating tumour cells.

The project is intended to lead to peer-reviewed publications and the award of a PhD.

    Duration of role: 4 year studentship

The successful applicant should have a MB, ChB and MRCP (or equivalent), be independent, highly motivated and interested in undertaking a demanding translational research project in a fast paced and exciting field.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Claus Jorgensen, email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%63%6c%61%75%73%2e%6a%6f%72%67%65%6e%73%65%6e%40%63%72%75%6b%2e%6d%61%6e%63%68%65%73%74%65%72%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%63%6c%61%75%73%2e%6a%6f%72%67%65%6e%73%65%6e%40%63%72%75%6b%2e%6d%61%6e%63%68%65%73%74%65%72%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).

To apply for this position please visit our website:

For applicants who are unable to download this information from our website, please contact HR department on 0161 446 3231, email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%72%75%6b%2e%6d%61%6e%63%68%65%73%74%65%72%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%72%75%6b%2e%6d%61%6e%63%68%65%73%74%65%72%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) to have this information sent by post.

The deadline for receipt of applications is: 31 December 2014