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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Ludwig Oxford vacancy: Research Integrity Manager
Deadline: July 25, 2022
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Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 with a discretionary range to £44,706 per annum. Apply by 25th July 2022.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Integrity Manager to join the Ludwig Cancer Research Oxford Branch, in the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

You will have a key role in maintaining scientific integrity in our published research, including managing the archiving of original datasets supporting publications and carefully checking all original and processed data against the publication figures. You will assist in developing policies, SOPs and a training program to maintain high standards of research integrity, scientific record-keeping and good data management in the Branch, in furtherance of existing University and Departmental guidance and policy.

This would be an ideal first step for a post-doctoral researcher or equivalent wishing to pursue a career in research administration. There will be training and opportunities to further enhance your existing strengths in data management and to explore best practice in research integrity. We strongly encourage career development within the Branch, and you will be encouraged to actively contribute to Branch strategy alongside faculty and senior staff members.

It is essential that you hold a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant life sciences field, along with experience in preparing scientific research papers. A strong understanding of good research practice and high levels of accuracy and attention to detail, especially with respect to scientific data, is also required. You will have a systematic, thorough, and well-organized approach to work, with the ability to work to deadlines and prioritize tasks. You will 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.

This position is offered full time / part time considered (26.25 hours/ 70% FTE) on a fixed term contract for 3 years in first instance and is funded by Ludwig.

Applications must be made online by 12 midday (UK time) on Monday 25th July 2022.



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Ludwig Oxford vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Bioinformatics
Deadline: July 25, 2022
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Grade 8: £42,149 – £50,296 with a discretionary range to £54,943 per annum. Apply by 25 July.
We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

You will participate in the Ludwig Cancer Research funded research program led by Skirmantas Kriaucionis, Benjamin Schuster-Böckler, Chunxiao Song, and Xin Lu and provide statistical analysis plans for studies while contributing to the overall planning of studies. You will be responsible for advising laboratory and other bio-statistical staff working on relevant projects and assisting others in their work where appropriate. You will conduct detailed analysis of datasets, as well as develop and tailor methodologies for analysis and data collection in collaboration with members of the research team. You will also contribute to manuscripts, presentations and other means of disseminating results and attend scientific seminars, meetings and training as appropriate while contributing ideas and communicating effectively with database experts and scientific programmers.

It is essential that you hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Biostatistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Mathematical Biology or a related subject. You will be able to demonstrate experience, ability and practical success in biostatistics or bioinformatics. You will have proficiency in the use of statistical programming languages and high-performance computing. You will be someone with a demonstrable ability to organise and prioritise work efficiently whilst delivering results to the required standard and to an agreed schedule.

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 until 30 September 2026 and is funded by Ludwig.

Applications are to be made online by 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 25 July 2022.

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