The Jack Birch Unit (JBU) is a research unit based in the Department of Biology at the University of York. The Department is recognised as one of the prominent centres for biological teaching and research in the UK with state-of-the-art research facilities including an innovative Technology Facility.
The JBU is seeking to recruit an outstanding academic cancer researcher with leadership skills. The successful candidate will assume the Directorship of the Unit in 2024 following the retirement of the current Director. We are seeking an academic that can bring inspirational leadership to support future research growth, excellence and impact in human epithelial cancer biology. We are open to candidates at Professorial, Reader or Senior Lecturer level with strong leadership experience or potential.
We are interested in applicants with research programmes that consist of excellent fundamental science targeted at making high impact discoveries and translation. Applicants should have a well-developed research portfolio and a desire to be a leader and mentor for early career colleagues.
The JBU is the flagship research unit for local charity York Against Cancer (YAC), who raise funds locally for all aspects of cancer support in the York region. Funding from YAC supports the Director to carry out high quality research relevant to the most common adult solid (epithelial) cancers.
Informal enquiries may be directed to the current Director, Professor Jenny Southgate (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Head of Department, Professor James Moir (email@example.com).
Closing Date: 30 April 2023
Interview Date: 31 May 2023
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