Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Tumour Models

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford and Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 28th of October 2019

Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.

We are searching for a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to develop and enhance experimental tumour models, with a focus on state-of-the-art organoid and syngeneic models. The successful applicant will develop and optimise state-of-the art orthotopic xenograft models in the bowel to generate a robust and reproducible platform of human and mouse syngeneic xenograft models. Our aim is to identify novel insights into cancer initiation and develop new cancer therapeutic strategies.


The successful candidate will hold or be close to completing a PhD in molecular/cell biology or other relevant subject. Experience of cell culture and a personal home office license (or equivalent) is essential, experience of xenograft work and/or orthotopic tumour models would be advantageous.


The postholder will be based at the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus working closely with the groups of Professor Simon Leedham at the Wellcome Trust Centre and Professor Xin Lu at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, and as part of the application you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement. For further details including how to apply please refer to the job description. Please quote reference 143221 on all correspondence.


This post is offered full-time, on a fixed-term contract for 3 years in the first instance and is funded by the Department.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 28 October 2019 will be considered.

Contact: Phillippa Wall (01865 617971)