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 Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.

We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher with a PhD in a relevant discipline, to develop and enhance experimental colorectal tumour models to assess the interaction between the tumour epithelium, tumour stroma, infiltrating immune cells and tumour pathogens.


You will focus on establishing and using syngeneic orthotopic xenograft models and experience in this area would be desirable. You will look at the role of the tumour microenvironment and intestinal pathogens, to identify novel insights into cancer initiation and test new cancer therapeutic strategies. You will be responsible for managing your own academic research and administrative activities. You will collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, either with other members of the group or alone.


It will be important that you hold a personal home office licence (or equivalent qualification for your country of residence). Experience of maintaining mouse colonies, cell culture and of standard molecular and cell biology techniques will be essential.


The postholder will be part of Professor Simon Leedham and Professor Xin Lu’s research groups based at the Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford. The funding for this position is provided by the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.


This post is offered full-time on a fixed-term 3 year contract funded by Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.


Please quote 144757 on all correspondence.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 5 February 2020 will be considered.

Contact: Phillippa Wall (01865 617971)