NWCR Chair in Cancer Biology


NWCR Chair in Cancer Biology

Biomedical & Life Sciences

Salary range: Professorial (minimum £62,086)

Closing Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Contract: Permanent

Job URL: ref=A1488

We are seeking to enhance our strong national and international profile of excellence within the Faculty Health & Medicine at Lancaster University by appointing a Professor in Cancer Biology. This post is jointly funded with North West Cancer Research as part of a major initiative to develop the NWCR Cancer Research Centre ( and includes a generous package of support (see Further Details). The successful applicant will be based within the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Lancaster University.

The post is open to candidates with a strong track record of achievement in research relating to cancer biology in an area which complements and enhances the potential of our current activity. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in the areas of cancer molecular cell biology or cancer immunotherapy.

You will pursue a high-profile research agenda and produce publications at a level appropriate for a very strong submission to future Research Excellence Frameworks. You should be willing to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in a research led environment and will have relevant senior level administrative and management skills. You will contribute to developing and promoting the research strategy of the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Health and Medicine, and act as an advocate for the mission of North West Cancer Research.

The Faculty provides a research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research. The Faculty of Health and Medicine was proud to receive an Athena Swan Silver Award in 2014.

Further details of the work within BLS as well as the other divisions within FHM and the wider university can be found at Informal enquiries with regard to the advertised position are very welcome and should be made to Professor Paul Bates, tel (01524) 593718, email: or Professor Roger Pickup, tel (01524) 593746, email:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

For further information and to apply online please click the apply button.     

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