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1 year Clinical Research Fellowship in Neuro-oncology 

Deadline for applications: 17 January 2021 

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic clinical research fellow to work on a Health and Care Research Wales funded project at Cardiff University’s “BRAIN Unit” under the supervision of Professor Gray. This fellowship will optimize 3D human brain cultures for translational research in neuro-oncology and will involve both clinical and laboratory research. Professor Gray as Cardiff University’s Professor of Functional Neurosurgery is the academic lead in neurosurgery in Wales with principal interest in basic and clinical stem cell research related to patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, cell-based therapies for neurological disease, and neuro-oncology. This post will support the neuro-oncology research of a collaborative group, including Professor Gray (3D culture model), Dr. Siebzehnrubl (personalized medicine research in brain tumours) and Professor Parker (oncolytic viral therapies). 

The Clinical Research Fellowship will be based within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW). For the research aspect of this post the appointee will be located at Haydn Ellis Building, or UHW depending upon  the needs of your research project and as guided by your supervisor. For the clinical duties, you will be located at the UHW neurosurgery department. 

Duties and Responsibilities of the Post    

The Clinical Research Fellow will be required to undertake an original piece of research in neurosciences mainly focused on 3D tissure culture models for neurooncology, under the supervision of Professor Gray. It is possible for this  work to become part of a submission for a higher degree (PhD) to Cardiff University dependent on acquiring further funding. 


The full job description, person specification, essential criteria and application form can be found here

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Last Updated: 20 October 2021