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All vacancies within Department of Oncology

There are currently 12 vacancies within Department of Oncology:

Title Closes Salary
Personal Assistant Sept. 19, 2019, noon Grade 5: £24,941 - £30,942 p.a.
Course Administrator Sept. 23, 2019, noon Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.
Teaching Fellow Sept. 23, 2019, noon Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.
Clinical Trials Laboratory Technician Sept. 27, 2019, noon Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.
Flow Cytometry Specialist Sept. 27, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Postdoctoral Researcher: Intra- and Sub-Cellular Targeting for Cancer Imaging and Therapy Sept. 30, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Deputy Finance Manager Oct. 2, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Part-time Grants Coordinator Oct. 2, 2019, noon Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a. (pro rata)
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Fellowship Oct. 7, 2019, noon From £37,327 p.a.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Fellowship Oct. 7, 2019, noon From: £37,327 p.a
OCTO Operations Manager Oct. 7, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Proteomics/Immunopeptidomics Oct. 18, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Personal Assistant

Closes: Sept. 19, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,941 - £30,942 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY</p><br> <p>We have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Assistant whose role will be to provide professional administrative support to designated Group Leaders in the Department of Oncology.</p><br> <p>This is a responsible role requiring efficient administrative and secretarial skills combined with a professional, proactive and flexible approach to work. The successful applicant will have a &#8216;can do&#8217; attitude combined with the experience, skills and attributes to handle a wide range of confidential information with tact and diplomacy and to be comfortable with shifting priorities.</p><br> <p>The successful applicant will be educated to A level standard or equivalent with excellent secretarial and IT skills and demonstrable experience as a Personal Assistant, including experience of diary management, making travel arrangements and coordinating meetings. The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and with a high standard of written English, is also essential. Experience of working within the University of Oxford or a similar research based organisation would be desirable.</p><br> <p>This post is full-time and available until 31 July 2020 in the first instance. Part-time (up to 30 hours per week across Monday to Friday) or job share may be considered.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>Please state clearly on your supporting statement whether you are interested in full-time or part-time work.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 19 September 2019.</p> </div>

Course Administrator

Closes: Sept. 23, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Do you have outstanding administrative skills combined with a professional, proactive and flexible approach to work?</p><br> <p>We have an exciting opportunity for a course administrator with a &#8216;can do&#8217; attitude to act as a key player in managing the administration of the new part-time online course developed jointly by the Department of Oncology and the Nuffield Department of Population Health aimed at working health professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of Precision Cancer Medicine.</p><br> <p>You will be responsible for the coordination and administration of student admissions, the teaching programme and residential school, and examination processes, as well as providing assistance to the academic postholders in precision cancer medicine. As this is a new course, this post presents an opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to take a lead in developing administrative processes.</p><br> <p>You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with previous experience coordinating teaching and learning, training courses, seminars or similar event organisation. You will also be experienced in using learning technologies (e.g. Canvas/ WebLearn, Panopto, Replay RapidMooc) to support online learning. Previous experience working in the higher education sector particularly in course administration would be advantageous.</p><br> <p>You will have well developed interpersonal skills with the proven ability to develop good work relationships with staff at all levels and effectively as part of a team. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail. You will also possess excellent skills in Microsoft Office packages including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, and general database management.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post fixed for 3 years available from January 2020.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and submit a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>Join us and you will find a unique, democratic and international community, a great range of staff benefits and access to a vibrant array of cultural activities in the beautiful city of Oxford.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 September 2019.</p> </div>

Teaching Fellow

Closes: Sept. 23, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Fellow to deliver the new MSc in Precision Cancer Medicine. This exciting new part-time online course was developed jointly by the Department of Oncology and the Nuffield Department of Population Health and will welcome its first student intake in October 2020.</p><br> <p>You will lead all aspects of course delivery working with a team of expert Module Leads to develop teaching materials, create a teaching schedule, design and deliver tutorials, identify and design systems and/or software to support the delivery of the course and arrange the examination and dissertation programme.</p><br> <p>You will also take the lead in arranging the annual graduate admissions process, including the organisation of interview panels, in line with University policy, monitor overall progress of students and provide academic and pastoral support.</p><br> <p>You will hold a Postgraduate Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline including, but not limited to, Human Genetics and Genomics, Health Economics, Experimental Cancer Therapeutics or Pharmacogenomics and will have proven experience in designing, developing and delivering all aspects of courses for graduate level teaching.</p><br> <p>You will have prior experience contributing to the development of strategy in an academic setting. Having a working knowledge of the University of Oxford would be advantageous in addition to a good understanding of the challenges facing Higher Education in the UK, and overseas.</p><br> <p>You will have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with a large number of diverse academic staff and also be able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, in an academic research environment.</p><br> <p>You will also be able to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, being able to adapt to a constantly changing environment, prioritising accordingly and managing conflicts effectively.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post fixed for 3 years available from January 2020.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and submit a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>Join us and you will find a unique, democratic and international community, a great range of staff benefits and access to a vibrant array of cultural activities in the beautiful city of Oxford.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 September 2019.</p> </div>

Clinical Trials Laboratory Technician

Closes: Sept. 27, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 4: £22,417 - £25,941 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The Sample Handling Laboratory in the Cancer and Haematology Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford processes patient samples from cancer clinical trials. The role of the postholder is to take receipt of and process clinical samples according to defined laboratory protocols. This will involve several techniques including centrifugation of blood samples, separation of plasma/serum and also of white cells for analysis at other laboratories.</p><br> <p>Applicants should be educated to A-level standard or equivalent and have good manual dexterity, accuracy and laboratory experience. An ability to communicate well both written and verbally and to work within a team are essential. Some flexible working will be required. Experience of working in a regulatory environment will be an advantage but specific in-house training will be provided.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post and is available for 2 years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 27 September 2019.</p> </div>

Flow Cytometry Specialist

Closes: Sept. 27, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the Microscopy and Flow Cytometry Scientific Research Facilities team (SRF) at the Department of Oncology. You will primarily provide specialist support and advice on experiment design and data analysis within the Flow Cytometry SRF. This may involve the use of commercial software or the development of software routines if none are available. The role will also provide support on the use, maintenance, development and quality control of the equipment within both SRFs.</p><br> <p>Both SRFs involve a variety of applications and techniques including cell sorting, cell counting, fixed multi-colour fluorescent samples, live cell imaging, spheroid and in vivo tumour imaging.</p><br> <p>You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in biology, biophysics or a related scientific discipline; a PhD would be advantageous. You will have experience in the use of advanced flow cytometry hardware for biological applications including a thorough understanding of the acquisition process and hardware optimisation involved. You will be able to interact with other scientific disciplines, interpret varied project requirements and support and develop projects.</p><br> <p>You will also have demonstrable project management experience and have the ability to prioritise, problem solve and work flexibly on multiple projects in a multi-user environment.</p><br> <p>You will have excellent organisational skills, be able to work to tight deadlines and communicate effectively both orally and in writing with special reference to scientific and safety information. Strong computing skills are also essential.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post available for 1 year in the first instance.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and submit a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>Join us and you will find a unique, democratic and international community, a great range of staff benefits and access to a vibrant array of cultural activities in the beautiful city of Oxford.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 27 September 2019.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Researcher: Intra- and Sub-Cellular Targeting for Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Closes: Sept. 30, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The position of Postdoctoral Researcher is available in the Radiotherapeutics and Radioimaging Group at the Institute for Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology.</p><br> <p>This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral scientist to develop strategies for targeting intracellular proteins for the purposes of cancer imaging and therapy. An area of current interest is targeting of cancer testis antigens, but the opportunity exists for the appointee to focus on other critical targets.</p><br> <p>You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of colleagues and collaborators including chemists, antibody engineers, imaging scientists, clinicians, molecular biologists and technical staff. A major theme of the Group&#8217;s programmatic research is the development of strategies for targeting intra-cytoplasmic and intra-nuclear molecules for imaging, and radionuclide-based and other therapies.</p><br> <p>You will manage your own academic research to explore relevant molecular biology and to develop imaging and therapy strategies for the selected molecular target(s). This involves project management to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols and you will test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, contributing ideas for new research directions. You will also develop ideas for generating research income, and present detailed research proposals to senior researchers.</p><br> <p>You will hold (or be close to completion of) a relevant PhD/DPhil (i.e. molecular biology, or a related subject such as biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry) together with sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to be able to work collaboratively with other scientists in related research programmes. You will have strong experimental skills and a demonstrated ability to design and carry out laboratory studies using a range of biomedical techniques. A good publication record at the level of first author publication in peer-reviewed journal(s) is an essential requirement.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post for 2 years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 September 2019. Interviews are schedule to take place on 16 October 2019.</p> </div>

Deputy Finance Manager

Closes: Oct. 2, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The Department of Oncology is one of the largest departments in the Medical Sciences Division with complex financial structures ranging across a wide range of sponsors. The postholder will work closely with the Finance Manager and have line-management responsibility for Finance Assistants within the P2P team and will also act as a deputy for the Finance Manager where appropriate.</p><br> <p>The postholder will support the Finance Manager and other senior members of the department to deliver financial planning and analysis, management reporting, financial controls and the delivery of ad hoc finance projects. The postholder will enable the department&#8217;s finance team to respond to the constantly changing financial and operational environment. In addition to proven financial management experience, you will need to demonstrate a clear commitment to customer service and be able to understand quickly and respond appropriately to the local needs of academic departments.</p><br> <p>An accounting qualification (such as ACA, CIMA, ACCA or CIPFA) is required for this role. You will possess experience in communicating complex financial information, management accounts, processes and functions to non-financial staff, including senior management and administrators. In particular, demonstrable experience in communicating with non-accountants. Proven ability to establish and maintain multiple relationships to a high level of effectiveness, engendering confidence from a wide range of stakeholders is essential for this role, along with experience in an accounting environment with proven management accounting, budgeting and strong analytical skills.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post, available for 3 years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 2 October 2019.</p> </div>

Part-time Grants Coordinator

Closes: Oct. 2, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time Grants Coordinator to join the Department of Oncology finance team. You will be supporting the team in a busy grants office, handling upward of 150 active grant funding streams, and 150 cost centres. As a key member of the team you will help ensure the smooth management and reporting of parts of the department's large and complex grant portfolio including trials under the Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO).</p><br> <p>You will be educated to A-level in mathematics or other numerical subject, (or possess equivalent experience), and have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Excellent IT skills as well as an advanced use in Excel is also a requirement. Please see the selection criteria for further information.</p><br> <p>This is a part-time post (0.5 FTE), available for a fixed-term of 2 years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and a supporting statement.</p><br> <p>Applications must be received by 12.00 noon on Wednesday 2 October 2019.</p> </div>

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Fellowship

Closes: Oct. 7, 2019, noon; salary: From £37,327 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>A fellowship position is available for a period of 36 months, tenable at Oxford University Department of Oncology (CRUK/MRC Institute for Radiation Oncology), on a project entitled &#8220;Targeting tumour metabolism to improve the therapeutic window for radiotherapy&#8221; as part of the THERADNET ITN (https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/430939). The aim of this project is to develop inhibitors of oxidative phosphorylation which will effectively reduce tumour hypoxia. These compounds will be investigated in vitro and in vivo in combination with radiation and other anti-cancer therapeutics. The ultimate aim is to identify new drug therapies to selectively render tumours more sensitive to radiation without exacerbating effects in normal tissues.</p><br> <p>The fellow will be considered to be both a registered student of the University being enrolled for a comprehensive PhD/DPhil training programme in the area of radiation research and also an employee.</p><br> <p>The fellow will contribute to work in the laboratory concerning drug development, external beam radiotherapy, and radiobiology; contribute to preparation of manuscripts for peer-review and publication in scientific journals and supervise new scientists and students.</p><br> <p>To be eligible for this post candidates must also be accepted by the University of Oxford as a DPhil student and continue to be a registered student for the duration of the employment contract. Assistance will be provided to candidates regarding the graduate admissions process. All graduate awards are subject to the Examination Regulations currently in force: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/examregs/.</p><br> <p>To be eligible for this position, at the time of the fellowship start date, you must not already be in possession of a PhD or have more than 4 years&#8217; full-time equivalent research experience as measured from the award date of your first degree (BSc or equivalent).</p><br> <p>Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past three years up to the fellowship start date.</p><br> <p>Other eligibility criteria are to hold at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field and to have experience of appropriate laboratory techniques with a good knowledge of cancer biology and radiation biology literature and the ability to design robust well controlled experiments.</p><br> <p>The EC funding for this position provides for a remuneration starting from &#163;37,327 p.a. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate applicable to the fellowship. This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country). Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past 3 years. Persons who have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years&#8217; full-time research experience are ineligible.</p><br> <p>The start date is subject to discussion but preferably January 2020.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post, funded for 3 years.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 October 2019. Interviews are scheduled for 21 October 2019.</p> </div>

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Fellowship

Closes: Oct. 7, 2019, noon; salary: From: £37,327 p.a

<div> <p></p><p>A fellowship position is available for a period of 36 months, tenable at Oxford University Department of Oncology (CRUK/MRC Institute for Radiation Oncology), working on a project entitled : &#8220;Exploration of beneficial interactions between theranostics and external beam radiotherapy&#8221; as part of the THERADNET ITN. The research will involve investigation of the molecular radiobiological effects of 177Lu and other relevant radionuclides, with a view to developing rationale combination regimens with external beam radiotherapy and other treatments.</p><br> <p>The fellow will be considered to be both a registered student of the University being enrolled for a comprehensive PhD/DPhil training programme in the area of radiation research and also an employee.</p><br> <p>The fellow will contribute to work in the laboratory concerning external beam radiotherapy, radionuclide therapy and radiobiology; contribute to the preparation of manuscripts for peer-review and publication in scientific journals; assist with the day-to-day running of the laboratory and supervise new scientists and students.</p><br> <p>To be eligible for this post candidates must also be accepted by the University of Oxford as a DPhil student and continue to be a registered student for the duration of the employment contract. Assistance will be provided to candidates regarding the graduate admissions process. All graduate awards are subject to the Examination Regulations currently in force: see http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/examregs/.</p><br> <p>To be eligible for this position, at the time of the fellowship start date, you must not already be in possession of a PhD or have more than 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience as measured from the award date of your first degree (BSc or equivalent).</p><br> <p>Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past 3 years up to the fellowship start date.</p><br> <p>Other eligibility criteria are to hold at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field and to have experience of appropriate laboratory techniques with a good knowledge of cancer biology and radiation biology literature and the ability to design robust well controlled experiments.</p><br> <p>The EC funding for this position provides for a remuneration starting from &#163;37,327 p.a. Actual salary will depend on employer deductions, personal circumstances and the exchange rate applicable to the fellowship. This amount includes an annual living allowance and a mobility allowance (to cover the expenses associated with working in a different country). Under the terms of the EC funding, which aims to promote mobility within the research community, to be eligible for the post you must not have been resident in the UK for more than a total of 12 months in the past three years. Persons who have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years&#8217; full-time research experience are ineligible.</p><br> <p>The start date is subject to discussion but preferably January 2020.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post and is funded for 3 years.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 October 2019. Interviews are scheduled for 21 October 2019.</p> </div>

OCTO Operations Manager

Closes: Oct. 7, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity for a new role as Operations Manager to join the Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO).</p><br> <p>OCTO was established in 2002 and runs a portfolio of trials and studies looking at chemotherapy, radiotherapy and imaging in different types and stages of cancer. Our work ranges from small first-in-human drug trials working with single hospitals to large studies involving multiple hospitals and countries.</p><br> <p>You will work with OCTO senior staff and those in the Department of Oncology to develop and maintain systems which promote recording and reporting of activity and performance across the group. You will also play an important role in developing costing models for the different trials and activities undertaken by OCTO staff and will work proactively to identify future funding opportunities appropriate to the OCTO portfolio.</p><br> <p>We are looking for a graduate with highly developed planning, organisation and time-management skills. You will have experience of managing budgets in a complex, matrix organisation and the ability to analyse, interpret and present data to a high standard. Evidence of a high level of teamwork and collaboration skills which create and foster a highly collaborative environment to provide seamless and high levels of service is also an essential requirement of the role. Experience of working in or supporting clinical research would be advantageous.</p><br> <p>The post will be based in Oxford with occasional travel (including overnight stays). Join us and you will find a unique, democratic and international community, a great range of staff benefits and access to a vibrant array of cultural activities in this beautiful city.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post, although part-time (no less than 0.8 FTE over at least 4 days) or condensed hours may be considered. The post is available for 2 years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement. To apply for this role, please click on the &#8216;Apply Now&#8217; button in the link below.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 October 2019. Interviews are scheduled for 22 October 2019.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Proteomics/Immunopeptidomics

Closes: Oct. 18, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity, for a Postdoctoral Researcher who will be associated with the CRUK Radio-oncology Network Centre (RadNet) that aims to understand the details of cellular pathway regulation upon radiotherapy and to characterise changes in the immune landscapes of tumour cells and healthy tissues.</p><br> <p>We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist with experience and enthusiasm for qualitative and quantitative proteomics approaches, who has a passion for applying state-of-the-art mass spectrometry to the exciting field of Radio-oncology. You will be expected to manage your own academic research, as well as developing ideas for generating research income.</p><br> <p>You will join a collaborative effort between Professor Amato Giaccia, Director of the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology and Lead of the Radnet consortium, and Dr Nicola Ternette, Head of the Antigen Discovery/Immunopeptidomics Group at the Jenner Institute. The post is located at the Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology and its state-of-the-art mass spectrometry facilities, and you will benefit from working in a dynamic scientific environment in both research groups.</p><br> <p>You will have a PhD (or be near to completion) in biochemistry or other relevant discipline, and have experience with the analysis of peptides by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Bench science, chromatography and mass spectrometry workflows with a focus on data analysis, will be an integral part of this post.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post offered for 3 years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>All applicants must complete a short application form, upload a CV and supporting statement.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 18 October 2019.</p> </div>