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  • Advert number: 321987-0
  • Posted Date: 21/01/13
  • Closing Date: 09/02/13

University Hospital
of South Manchester
NHS Foundation Trust

Breast Cancer Research - Wythenshawe Hospital

Surgical Fellow in Breast Cancer

Salary: £29,705 - £46,708 per annum

REF: 235-SC217MD-12

We require an outstanding surgical trainee to undertake a period of research within a strong and disciplined research environment. This post offers an opportunity for training in surgical research and developing a laboratory research project in breast or oncological surgery. You will be involved in research into cancer stem cells cultured out of primary and metastatic breast cancer to investigate the role of kinase inhibitors in preventing cancer relapse. You will work closely under the supervision of Professor Nigel Bundred, Dr R Clarke and Dr G Farnie to develop research into mechanisms of resistance/response to cancer stem cell therapy.

The post is for one year initially with further study available either by achieving an NIHR Research Training Fellowship or by a successful application for charitable/industrial /endowment funding.

This post is suitable for post-MRCS trainees at SHO level or for out of programme training for SpRs with an NTN.

Research will be laboratory and clinically based and the successful applicant will work closely with the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit and the Breast Biology and Cancer Stem Cell Research Groups, closely linked with research programmes in the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research and the School of Biological Sciences. 

Professor Bundred would be delighted to speak to any applicants who wish to gain further details on 0161 291 5859.

For information about a number of the cancer models and research ongoing in the Breast Biology and Cancer Stem Cell Research Groups at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research please contact: Dr R Clarke on 0161 446 3212 or Dr Farnie on 0161 446 3230

Applications can be made on-line by visiting :

CLOSING DATE: Saturday 9th February 2013

This post is subject to Criminal Record (CRB) Disclosure.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of ability to communicate effectively in English.