Research Fellow in Histopathology

    Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in histopathology, cancer biology and biomarker research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

    This is an exciting opportunity in the Women’s Health Research Group that will involve supporting our programme of research involving digital image analysis and novel biomarker discovery across a range of cancers for one of our US-based commercial partners (TriStar). This project aims to support a programme allied to pharma companies based on pan cancer tumour profiling, identifying new predictive/prognostic biomarkers for drug development and machine learning-based approaches to diagnostics and prognostication.

    The project has a number of strands, building on the team’s existing expertise in biomarker profiling and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in developing computer-assisted diagnostic algorithms. Much of the work will involve driving and managing a very large cancer case collection with associated metadata, establishing a in-house state-of-the-art sequencing facility, data handling, supervising other technical support staff, as well as performing additional wet laboratory work according to the dynamic requests of our funder (principally immunohistochemistry and molecular biology). Many cancer type-specific subprojects will be performed in partnership with other global collaborators identified by TriStar. The work is expected to feed in to an international collaborative network involving academia and industry and to result in high impact factor publications.

    With a PhD in a relevant biomedical field (or an equivalent qualification), you will have substantial laboratory work experience in histopathology, a keen interest in biomedical research and will be a well-organised individual. You will be encouraged to develop your initiative and independence. The post is located in the Wellcome Trust Brenner building at St. James’s University Hospital.

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Dr Nic Orsi, Industrial Clinician Scientist in Histopathology

    Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8625
    Email: [email protected]

    As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the Faculty of Medicine & Health we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

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