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  • Advert number: 355214-0
  • Posted Date: 07/04/14
  • Closing Date: 30/04/14


CRUK-EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre - Clinical Research Fellow x 3 (Fixed Term)

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute • Salary: £31,301 to £47,175

Applications are invited for three Clinical Research Fellowships leading to a PhD in the University of Cambridge; these are funded by a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Cancer Imaging Centre grant jointly awarded to the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester. The Fellowships are available primarily to medically qualified individuals working in any clinical discipline, particularly those specialties where imaging plays a key role in cancer diagnosis or response monitoring e.g. radiology, oncology, surgery, medicine etc. However, candidates with appropriate expertise relevant to cancer imaging without clinical training will also be considered. Candidates will be expected to have a strong CV with the intention to follow an academic career in cancer imaging research.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview in May 2014 and the three successful applicants are expected to start in either October 2014 or January 2015. Award of the Fellowships is dependent on the successful applicants obtaining an offer of admission as a PhD student to the University of Cambridge. The three projects will cover: (A) Multimodal Imaging of Tumour Hypoxia in breast cancer using MRI and novel PET techniques (Prof Fiona Gilbert (, (B) imaging the biology of brain tumours using sodium MRI, hyperpolarised carbon-13 metabolism and water diffusion, (Dr Ferdia Gallagher (, (C) detection of dysplasia and early cancer in the GI tract using molecular-probes at endoscopy (Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald ( Potential applicants who would like advice should contact the relevant PIs.

The funding for UK/EU nationals covers salary, University Composition fees, College fees and consumables for 3 years; overseas applicants are eligible to apply, but would be required to self-fund the cost difference of University Composition fees for overseas students compared with UK/EU students (approximately £15,700 per year for 3 years).

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please also upload a curriculum vitae and a single page outlining why you want to join this Fellowship programme and indicating which project you are applying for. Please specify whether you already hold a national training number (NTN) for specialist training.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 30th April 2014.

Please quote reference SW03063 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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