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Professor in Cancer Research

Applications are invited for this exciting new post which will work across the School of Medicine, Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology and the Faculty of Biological Sciences. This major initiative is designed to strengthen the University’s pursuit of ambitious goals actively progressing our major research objectives in cancer.
As a Professor in Cancer Research the post holder will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy for research, with specific focus on biomedical and translational Cancer research. They will also develop and lead a personal research programme and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate Learning and Teaching. They will also take a key strategic leadership role in cancer research in Leeds across both Faculties. 

This is a strategic appointment within the University of Leeds which has a close partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT).

The Chair would be expected to have ambition and vision for developing academic success, delivering academic excellence and a plan for financial sustainability. They would have impressive goals and would be expected to work closely with colleagues in the University to pursue a significant world-renowned portfolio of research. The postholder would be expected to contribute to University initiatives for major infrastructure and programmatic funding including NIHR and MRC Centre bids.

You should have an international reputation in cancer research and a significant record of administrative and teaching skills.  The appointee will be responsible for developing a vision for a research at the forefront internationally. It is, therefore, essential that candidates have experience of leading with multi-professional research at internationally excellent standards, as well as effective leadership and change management skills.

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies  ( The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Bronze award in 2013.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

 As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:

1. A CV;
2. A supporting statement

We would be interested to receive applications from Clinical Academics.  A Clinical Professor appointment would include an Honorary Consultant Contract, usually with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, our principal NHS partner.  Details of the clinical component of a post would be agreed through negotiation between the University, NHS and the successful candidate.  A Clinical Professor appointment would be on the relevant point on the New Consultant contract (£75,249 - £101,451 per annum).  If you are interested in a Clinical Professor role please contact us to discuss further.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to:

Professor Tim Bishop, email tel +44(0)113 2064573
Professor John Ladbury, email tel +44(0)113 3435669
Professor Paul Stewart, email tel +44(0)113 3433264
Professor Peter Selby, email
Professor Pam Jones, email tel +44(0)113 3430088
Professor Sir Alex Markham, email tel +44(0)113 3438608

If you have any specific enquiries about your online application please contact Sue Curry, email tel +44(0)113 343 1845

Location:  Leeds - St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cancer & Pathology (LICAP)
Section:  Oncology & Clinical Research (clinical)
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Negotiated
minimum £60,512 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 22 January 2016
Closing Date:  Sunday 13 March 2016
Reference:  MHCAP1050
Downloads:  Job Description  

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