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Cambridge Alliance on Medicines Safety Junior Research Fellowship in toxicology (Fixed Term)

The Cambridge Alliance on Medicines Safety (CAMS; is delighted to be able to invite applications for a post-doctoral research fellowship in toxicology starting in October 2018, jointly funded by AstraZeneca and GSK.

This prestigious post-doctoral research fellowship aims to attract one of the very best early career researchers to Cambridge to develop a career in medicines safety science. The fellowship is intended to serve as a step towards independence in academic research. Successful applicants will have obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline and typically have had some postdoctoral experience.

This position is available in any area of medicines safety related research relevant to one of the three CAMS priority themes:

1 Human-relevant mechanisms of toxicity: encompassing innovative humanised, in vitro systems and safety assessment of new therapeutic modalities such as gene therapy and precise genome engineering

2 Bioinformatic analyses: combining experimental data with clinical safety data to influence the computational design of molecules and the development of algorithms to translate organ toxicities from experimental systems to humans

3 Safety monitoring in early clinical trials and clinical studies of translational safety biomarkers: addressing high individual variations that can confound pre-clinical safety predictions

Applicants should identify a suitable host laboratory within the University of Cambridge, including the MRC Toxicology Unit , and discuss their proposed research plan with the lab head before submitting their application. A list of groups with known interests relevant to Medicines Safety can be found on the website below but this list is not intended to be exhaustive, other host laboratories can be considered if they are willing to offer support.

Closing Date: 15th June 2018

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

Full details on how to apply can be found on the website:

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date: 15th June 2018.

Interviews will be held on Friday 13th July and Monday 16th July 2018.

Please quote reference AK15173 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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