Postdoctoral Fellow in Microenvironment, Southampton General Hospital, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Fellow in Microenvironment: We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and capable postdoctoral researcher to join the Innovation for Translation Research Group (ITRG) led by Dr. Zoe Walters and Prof. Timothy Underwood at the University of Southampton (UoS). The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team in the Faculty of Medicine, composed of both basic scientists and clinicians, providing a rich environment for exciting professional and personal development.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Targeting the Tumour Microenvironment in Paediatric Rhabdomyosarcomas

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Cancer Sciences

Location: Southampton General Hospital


  • PhD in a relevant area and a BSc/MSc in a related life science subject (e.g., cell biology/immunology).
  • Background in patient-derived cancer co-culture models would be beneficial.
  • Robust skills in molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience in cancer cell culture, primary tissue explants, 3D cell culture/organoid techniques.
  • Excellent organisational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Applications will be considered from candidates working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.

Job Description:

  • Delivering a CRIS Cancer Foundation funded award to map and model the tumour microenvironment of a paediatric soft tissue sarcoma called rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).
  • Validating novel therapeutic strategies for RMS cancers.
  • Collaborating with Professor Janet Shipley at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and Dr. Jonathan West (UoS).
  • Utilizing patient-derived material from RMS patients to generate near-patient co-culture models.
  • Testing tumour microenvironment targeting and immune augmenting strategies.
  • Demonstrating independence in project design and delivery, manuscript preparation, and involvement in grant bids.
  • Encouraged to develop applications for further funding to support career progression.

How to Apply: Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Zoë Walters (

Last Date for Apply: Monday, 15 July 2024

Closing Date: Monday, 15 July 2024

Interview Date: Thursday, 01 August 2024

Reference: 2779824CM

Join us in our mission to improve outcomes for paediatric rhabdomyosarcoma patients through innovative research and collaboration.



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