5-Year Independent Fellowship, University of York, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom
5-Year Independent Fellowship: The Department of Biology at the University of York is seeking a highly motivated and talented research fellow to join the Jack Birch Unit (JBU) and York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI). This 5-year independent research fellowship, initially funded by York Against Cancer, offers a unique opportunity to develop a competitive and independent research programme in human epithelial cancer biology.

5-Year Independent Research Fellowship in Epithelial Cancer Biology


Group Leader in Human Epithelial Cancer Biology

Research Area:

  • Human Epithelial Cancer Biology
  • Immune Evasion
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Tumour Microenvironment
  • Cell Signalling/Proteomics


University of York campus


  • Strong first degree and PhD in immunology or a related discipline
  • Commensurate expertise and experience in human cancer cell and/or molecular immunology
  • Excellent publication record
  • Collaborative skills and knowledge to work in multidisciplinary teams

Job Description:

We are seeking a new group leader in human epithelial cancer, with a competitive track record and exciting ideas to develop an independent research programme. The successful candidate will complement and expand existing research strengths in York, particularly within the Jack Birch Unit (JBU) and York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI). We encourage applications from researchers focused on immune evasion, cancer immunotherapy, tumour microenvironment, or cell signalling/proteomics in human epithelial cancer systems.

The fellow will benefit from access to the core Biosciences Technology Facility and various resources, including the unique human urothelial cell/tissue cell and transcriptomic resource established in the JBU. Collaborating with biologists, immunologists, and informaticians, the fellow will launch an ambitious and competitive research programme.

The first 3 years will be funded by York Against Cancer, with the Department/University funding up to a further 2 years. The fellow will be encouraged to apply for further external independent fellowship funding and/or a Lectureship position in the Department.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by submitting their application through the University of York’s recruitment portal. For further enquiries, please contact Professor Jenny Southgate at j.southgate@york.ac.uk.

Last Date for Application:

Apply by 11/07/2024

We strive to be a diverse and inclusive place where everyone can be themselves. Applications from individuals identifying as Black, Asian, or from a Minority Ethnic background are particularly encouraged. We offer family-friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff.



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