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University Associate Professor of Genetic Epidemiology for Cancer Development

The Department of Oncology are looking to recruit an Associate Professor to be a key team member of the Early Cancer Institute (ECI).

The ECI is dedicated to understanding the earliest steps in the development of cancer to improve earlier detection and interception of the disease. This position will enable us to maintain the important workstream in genetic epidemiology which is an essential component of understanding susceptibility to cancer to inform clinical detection and intervention strategies.

The roleholder will contribute to the University's strategic aims through:

1) Establishing and leading research programmes.

2) Contributing to the organization and delivery of teaching and training.

3) Wider contributions in leadership, service on committees and administrative roles.

We are looking for an academically strong individual with a collaborative approach and a commitment to training. The successful candidate will have significant experience of both securing research funding and team leadership.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald - Director of the Early Cancer Institute ( Questions about the application process may be directed to

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Your application should include a CV, cover letter and publication list. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Closing date for all applications is Wednesday 31 July 2024.

Interviews are expected to be held in August/September 2024.

Please quote reference RD42282 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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