Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
12 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowship in the Centre of Excellence in Autoimmunity in Cancer

Full applications: 17.00 on 13th March 2019

Interviews: April 2019

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the visionary research team in the Centre of Excellence in Autoimmunity in Cancer (CEAC), the world’s first centre of excellence specialising in pioneering research into the early detection of cancer.  The centre brings together a multi-disciplinary team from across the globe, sharing knowledge and working together with industry to not just make cutting edge cancer treatment break-throughs, but assist getting them to market – thus saving lives - quickly.

Our prestigious internal fellowship schemes are a fundamental part of our Research Vision and aim to recruit the next generation of internal research leaders. We will be recruiting a diverse cohort of 100 Nottingham and Anne McLaren Research Fellows by the end of 2022 and as part of this we are particularly interested to recruit an outstanding clinical academic fellow to the support our pioneering cancer research.

We support applicants from diverse career paths and background and also welcome applications from those wishing to work part-time in order to combine the fellowship with personal responsibilities.

Strategic areas

We are inviting applications in the following areas:

  • Surgery – surgical oncology such as breast, GI cancer or other solid tumour types
  • Immunology – cancer immunology & immunotherapy

The fellowship can be held as a Nottingham Research fellowship (aimed at exceptional postdoctoral researchers in all academic disciplines represented at the University) or an Anne McLaren Fellowship (aimed at outstanding female scholars in science, technology, engineering at the early stage of their academic careers).

Each fellowship offers:

  • Three years independent funding, to conduct research while based at the University of Nottingham.
  • Extensive career development support, including participation in a mentoring scheme
  • Competitive salary set on the Research and Teaching Staff Scales Level 5 (£38,833 and £47,722) depending on experience. For clinical appointments this will be set according to clinical scales.
  • The linking of the Fellowship to an established academic post
  • Research expenses totalling £75,000.
  • Additional childcare costs of up to £5,000 per annum
  • Relocation expenses of up to £1,500
  • The opportunity to spend periods of time at University of Nottingham Campuses in China and Malaysia.

Eligibility: Candidates must have been awarded their PhD (or equivalent such as a post-graduate MD/DM). This scheme is aimed at early career researchers, and candidates do not normally have more than 8 year’s postdoctoral experience. However, there are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience as this doesn’t allow for variations of career paths across disciplines. Candidates will be assessed on their quality, potential and track record, relative to their career stage.

Clinical appointments

Clinical Academics are encouraged to apply, and there is a recognition that for this staff group there are very specific challenges, namely that career progression is linked to professional accreditation as a Consultant and the co-funding of any post with the NHS Trust.   We will work with you to identify an appropriate allocation of clinical and fellowship time to support your career and research progression.  Please note that, while the School of Medicine plans to support successful Clinical Fellows strongly at the conclusion of their Fellowship, it is not able to guarantee a permanent position following the Fellowship as this is dependent on NHS trust funding. 

Find out more: For full details on how to apply, please visit https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/researchwithus/fellowships/nottingham/ceac-fellows/index.aspx and follow the link to the online application form.  You can also find out more information about what it’s like to be a fellow at Nottingham and what makes a good candidate.  For queries relating to the application process please contact fellowships@nottingham.ac.uk