About the role
University of Oxford have an exciting opportunity for an Oxford Cancer Scientific Officer for Immuno-oncology to join Oxford Cancer, a city-wide research initiative and partnership between Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Thames Valley Cancer Alliance and the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. They seek to harnesses Oxford’s world-leading cancer research from their growing network of 1,000+ members who are working in cancer-related fields. This network covers a range of disciplines, all with the core aim of facilitating collaboration to ensure rapid translation of scientific discovery to treatments for patients.
An important part of Oxford Cancer’s activity is the establishment and management of laboratories, services and facilities used by a variety of cancer researchers working on cutting edge, innovative and high impact projects. Collaborators include academics at Oxford and across the UK, as well as commercial and industry partners.
This role will be responsible for developing an Oxford-wide strategy for Immuno-Oncology and working with academics and clinicians to develop funding proposals to ensure its delivery. You will be required to develop and maintain a governance structure that integrates the views of senior immuno-oncology researchers across Oxford to develop a research strategy that focusses on Oxford’s distinctive capabilities in the field. Another key responsibility will be to support the writing of novel collaborative immuno-oncology funding applications and offer expert advice to PIs on aspects of the application process including managing collaborative applications, addressing risk management, research agreements and intellectual property matters (liaising with Research Services and Oxford University Innovation).
This is a full-time post (although part-time hours at a minimum of 80% FTE will be considered) based at Oxford Cancer, New Richards Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LA, and is available on a three-year fixed term contract.
You must hold (or be very near to completing) a PhD in an immuno-oncology relevant field and be able to demonstrate extensive experience in coordinating, preparing, and writing research funding applications. Experience of communicating science to a wide range of audiences and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact equally effectively with senior academic staff, researchers and support staff within the University is also essential for this role. Experience coordinating complex inter-disciplinary multi-investigator research or infrastructure funding applications would be advantageous.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement (setting out how you meet the selection criteria), a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.