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The Medical Research Council and the University of Oxford invite applications from world-leading clinical or non-clinical scientists, whose field of expertise relates to cancer and radiation biology, for a new Professorship of Radiation Biology; and to succeed Professor Dudley Goodhead on his retirement as Director of the MRC's Radiation and Genome Stability Unit (RAGSU).

The appointee will hold a Professorship of the University of Oxford and will be honorary Director of the MRC Unit. The Unit currently provides a unique, multi-disciplinary environment in which to conduct research primarily focused on the understanding of fundamental biological processes, particularly of DNA damage and response pathways that can affect the stability of the genome. Whilst the majority of the Unit's studies have relevance to induced cancer, there now exists an opportunity to incorporate direct studies of radiation-induced cancer into the overall programme. The Unit is located on the Harwell campus, near Oxford, alongside the MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, and nearby to the new synchrotron radiation source (DIAMOND) and the MRC Mary Lyon Centre. The campus provides an excellent research environment and state of the art facilities for modern programmes in radiobiology and cell biology.

The post-holder will also have laboratory and office facilities in Oxford, within a University of Oxford Department, in the Division of Medical Sciences. The University has major strengths in cancer-related research and the Division regards this area as a key strategic priority for further development. A non-stipendiary Fellowship at Wolfson College is attached to the post.

Please contact Dr Kevin Young at Odgers Ray & Berndtson to discuss these appointments in strict confidence (e-mail kevin.young@odgers.com). Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. The closing date for applications is 17 November 2003.

The MRC and the University are equal opportunities employers.


Applications are invited for the above Research Fellowships, tenable at the University of Oxford, in the fields of Plant Sciences, Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, or Physical), Engineering, Mathematics, Materials Science, and Physics. The Fellowships will be tenable for one year with a possibility of renewal for up to two further years. The awards will be available from 1 October 2004, and can be taken up from that date or as soon as possible thereafter.

There is one Fellowship for men and one Fellowship for women. These are supported from the Glasstone Fund for Men and the Glasstone Fund for Women respectively. The salary will be on the RSIA scale (currently from £18,265 to £27,339). Additional travel and research support grants are available.

Applicants should have submitted their doctorate by the time of taking up a Fellowship (normally 1 October of the year in which the offer is made). There is no age limit but applicants should not normally have had more than five years of postdoctoral research experience.

Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3UB (tel. 01865 282464, e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk). They are also available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 8 December 2003.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 29 October 2003
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