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.


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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Senior Postdoctoral Researcher – Tumour suppression lab at Ludwig Oxford
Deadline: July 26, 2021
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Senior Postdoctoral Researcher – Tumour suppression lab

Grade 8: £41,526 – £49,553 per annum (with discretionary range to £54,131)

We are seeking a highly-motivated and experienced Senior Postdoctoral Researcher to work on a research programme aligned to the core interests of Professor Xin Lu’s laboratory in molecular mechanisms of tumour suppression and cellular plasticity. This is an exciting opportunity to take on wider responsibilities and expand your experience of management and supervision.

You will oversee the day to day operational management of Professor Xin Lu’s laboratory at the Old Road Campus Research Building. You will mentor Ludwig wet-lab students and contribute to their supervision along with Professor Xin Lu, actively providing them with guidance and advice as well as hands-on training in the lab. Ensuring the smooth running of the lab in her absence and that the lab continues to meet its strategic aims, you will manage budgets for the lab and will ensure that staff and students are using funds effectively and overseeing purchases.

It is essential that you hold a relevant PhD / DPhil with significant post qualification research experience. You will have a strong publication record, and familiarity with the field, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge of tumour suppression to develop research project and methodologies. You will have experience in supervising staff and/or students and have excellent communications 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 on a fixed term contract for 3 years and is funded by the Department.

Applications must be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 26 July 2021.

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