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The Oxford Branch studies signaling pathways that influence cancer initiation and progression, with a focus on infection, inflammation and cancer epigenetics. We aim to advance cancer prevention, early diagnosis and effective treatment.

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Ludwig Oxford approaches the problems of cancer biology from several different angles. Our research program explores cancer susceptibility, initiation, progression, metastasis and resistance to therapy, and includes technical expertise essential to the development of novel clinical and research technologies—such as computational modeling and chemical biology. Over all, our specific areas of interest include the study of tumor heterogeneity and the regulation of gene expression, reflecting our interests in genetics, epigenetics, the tumor microenvironment, cell signaling and gene expression. Our branch has recently launched a multidisciplinary research program focused on upper gastrointestinal cancers, with the aim of developing novel approaches to preventing, diagnosing and treating such malignancies. Our laboratories are housed in the Old Road Campus Research Building, and we are affiliated with the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford.

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Tumor Immunology, Ludwig Oxford
Deadline: January 17, 2022
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Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 with a discretionary range to £44,706 per annum. Apply by 17th January 2022.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Tumor Immunology to join the research group of Professor Benoît Van den Eynde and Dr. Carol Leung to study combination therapies for cancer using in vivo tumour models, at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

You will participate in the Ludwig Institute-funded research program led by Professor Benoit Van den Eynde in the area of tumor immunology and manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management and coordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will conduct original research within the context of the group, analyzing detailed and complex qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate.

It is essential that you hold a PhD degree in immunology or a relevant field (or be near completion) and have experience/background in tumor immunology. You will also have experience in cellular immunology techniques, including multicolor flow cytometry for the evaluation of immune cells. You will have good interpersonal skills and ability to work flexibly and supportively as part of a team, and be able to organize work efficiently, with the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities effectively, delivering high quality results.

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. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed-term contract for 24 months in the first instance and is funded by Ludwig.

Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 17th January 2022.

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Scientific Writer and Facilitator – Ludwig Oxford
Deadline: January 24, 2022
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Grade 8: £42,149 – £50,296 with a discretionary range to £54,943 per annum. Apply by 24th January 2022.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Scientific Writer and Facilitator, with proven writing skills to become a key member of our support team at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford Branch.

You will be responsible for managing the scientific output of the Ludwig Cancer Research Oxford Branch and will liaise with our leadership team on scientific strategy. Working closely with the Branch Director, Principal Investigators, research staff and graduate students (approximately 120 staff in 13 research groups), you will become familiar with research being undertaken in the Institute, the strategic directions of the Branch and matters of research policy and practice. Using your extensive background in science writing, you will support grant applications and advise and assist in the preparation of manuscripts, scientific reports and any other documentation required.

It is essential that you hold a doctorate in life sciences and have an understanding of biology and knowledge of the molecular basis of cancer. You will have substantial and sustained experience of research-focused scientific writing and editing, with an in-depth understanding of scientific publication processes, and have the ability to tailor writing and communications to different audiences or contexts.

You will have previous experience of successfully managing small to medium projects and be able to prioritize a heavy workload and keep track of multiple on-going projects. It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact equally effectively with senior academic staff, researchers and support staff within the University and the Ludwig Institute. You will be proactive and organized, with excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

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. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time (part time hours considered, minimum 30 hours/ 80% FTE), on a fixed term contract for three years and is funded by the Ludwig Institute.

Applications must be made online by 12 midday (UK time) on Monday 24th January 2022.

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Postdoctoral Researcher – Spatial transcriptome and single cell sequencing, Ludwig Oxford
Deadline: February 7, 2022
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Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 with a discretionary range to £44,706 per annum

We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in cancer biology and other relevant laboratory techniques to join the research group of Professor Xin Lu at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

You will work with Professor Xin Lu’s research group and will use spatial transcriptomics combined with single cell RNA-seq to study cellular plasticity, tumor heterogeneity and tumor microenvironment in esophageal cancer samples. You will manage your own academic research and administrative activities. This involves small scale project management, coordinating multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines. You will adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols, test hypotheses and analyze scientific data from a variety of sources, and review and refine working hypotheses as appropriate.

It is essential that you hold a PhD/DPhil (or close to completion) in a relevant discipline, and have a research background in cancer biology, genomics and or immunology. You will have experience in cell culture, molecular and cellular biology as well as basic molecular biology techniques including PCR, cloning and sequencing. You will be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities, and have a first author publication in an international peer reviewed journal. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results and represent the research group at meetings.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract for 3 years in the first instance and is funded by Ludwig.

Applications are to be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 7 February 2022.

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