The position of Postdoctoral Researcher is available in the Radiotherapeutics and Radioimaging Group at the Institute for Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology.
This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral scientist to develop strategies for targeting intracellular proteins for the purposes of cancer imaging and therapy. An area of current interest is targeting of cancer testis antigens, but the opportunity exists for the appointee to focus on other critical targets.
You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of colleagues and collaborators including chemists, antibody engineers, imaging scientists, clinicians, molecular biologists and technical staff. A major theme of the Group’s programmatic research is the development of strategies for targeting intra-cytoplasmic and intra-nuclear molecules for imaging, and radionuclide-based and other therapies.
You will manage your own academic research to explore relevant molecular biology and to develop imaging and therapy strategies for the selected molecular target(s). This involves project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols and you will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, contributing ideas for new research directions. You will also develop ideas for generating research income, and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers.
You will hold (or be close to completion of) a relevant PhD/DPhil (i.e. molecular biology, or a related subject such as biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry) together with sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to be able to work collaboratively with other scientists in related research programmes. You will have strong experimental skills and a demonstrated ability to design and carry out laboratory studies using a range of biomedical techniques. A good publication record at the level of first author publication in peer-reviewed journal(s) is an essential requirement.
This is a full-time post for 2 years in the first instance.
All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 September 2019. Interviews are schedule to take place on 16 October 2019.