Research Associate / Fellow in Breast Pathology

University of Nottingham Department of Cancer and Stem Cells

Research Associate/Fellow in Breast Pathology/Digital Pathology (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Monday, 14th December 2020
Job Type
Cancer & Stem Cells
£27511 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The world-leading Breast Pathology Research Group (BPRG) is inviting applications for the post of Research Fellow. 

Led by Professor Emad Rakha, we are an expanding and dynamic research team working with significant grants and partners to pioneer the digitisation of breast pathology using artificial intelligence to develop diagnostic and prognostic tools. Last year we secured multimillion-pound grants, including PathLAKE - one of a network of five new Centres of Excellence in digital pathology and/or medical imaging and part of the £50million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Our enviable publications record saw over 370 publications with over 45 articles published in peer reviewed journals in 2019.

Based at Nottingham City Hospital, we are part of the University of Nottingham’s Biodiscovery Institute which brings together researchers from different disciplines to shape the future of health and biotechnology.

You will be a highly motivated and personable individual who works well as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, and you will be someone who can use your own initiative. You will be responsible for your own research activity and leading a workstream, as well as contributing to the activity of the group focussing on digital pathology. You will have specific responsibility for leading and coordinating the publications and outputs of the group, and you will play an intrinsic part of the grant-writing team as we look to secure future projects and funding. You will be working under the mentorship of leading pathologists and senior researchers, who will help and support your career development.

At the University of Nottingham, we are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme. 

You will hold a PhD, or equivalent, in a relevant subject area, or be near to completion of your PhD. 

This is a fixed-term post available until 31 March 2022. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jennifer Baldwin - email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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