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  • Advert number: 346195-0
  • Posted Date: 12/12/13
  • Closing Date: 07/01/14

University of Leicester

At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 15 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”.

Both posts below have an Open Ended Contract, subject to Fixed Term Funding. Funding is available for 3 years

Clinical Salary Scale for both posts: £31,301- £54,199 per annum (Appointment to be made at the lower end of the scale)

Clinical Research Fellow -
Haematological Oncology

Ref: MBP00979

Applications are invited from registered medical practitioners possessing MRCP or equivalent, for this post funded by the Scott-Waudby Charitable Trust. You will carry out a combined clinical and scientific research programme into the pathogenesis and treatment of B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders, which is anticipated will lead to an MD or PhD, the latter being preferred. Clinical and laboratory experience in haematology is desirable but not essential, although it is expected that you would seek to pursue a career in haematological oncology.

You will join the team in the recently established Ernest and Helen Scott Haematological Research Institute situated on the University of Leicester campus. Professor Martin Dyer and Dr Simon Wagner have broad translational interests in the pathogenesis and targeted therapy of B-cell malignancies, with an emphasis on the role of the tissue microenvironment in enhancing proliferation and chemotherapeutic resistance. Another major area of interest is the mechanism of action of targeted small molecules including both BCL2 and BTK inhibitors and designing mechanism-based combinations to take into the clinic.

You will also work closely with other groups working on B-cell malignancies in the Henry Wellcome Building and MRC Toxicology Unit. Furthermore, it is anticipated that you will work closely with the clinical team based in the Hope Trials Unit in the Osborne building on the adjacent LRI campus.

Previous laboratory experience would be desirable but not essential. All essential facilities to carry out the research are available on campus.

An appropriate honorary clinical contract will be sought from the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust.

The College recently has set up eight cross-departmental, interdisciplinary thematic research groups in order to build on current research strengths. You will contribute to the cancer research theme (http://www2.le.ac.uk/colleges/medbiopsych/research/r-themes/ cancer/Research).

Clinical Research Fellow/Honorary Lecturer -
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Ref: MBP00991

You will be a registered medical practitioner holding a licence to practice, eligible for appointment at ST4/5 in child and adolescent psychiatry, who wishes to develop an academic career. The post offers the opportunity for those with excellent potential as clinical academics to complete Specialist Training, further develop their academic skills, and compete for external grant funding.

You will contribute to teaching and pursue research concerned with psychiatric disorders in children, families and related issues and will undertake a higher degree (MD/PhD), if not already possessed.

This post attracts a national training number and provides training towards a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training. This post forms part of the local Clinical Academic Training scheme and application is to be made to NIHR for this post to be recognised by NIHR as a locally funded post at ACL level.

An honorary contract will be awarded by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

The Postgraduate Dean has confirmed that this post has the required educational and staffing approval.

Further details of the College’s research interests may be obtained from (http://www2.le.ac.uk/colleges/medbiopsych/research). For further information and to apply, please visit our website: www.le.ac.uk/joinus

Closing date for both posts is midnight on 7 January 2014.

Elite without being elitist.

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