Department Of Oncology

About Us

The Department of Oncology is home to a dedicated network of cancer specialists, comprising 46 academic, clinical and research faculty, 14 independent research fellows, 22 postdoctoral research scientists and 107 support staff. The Department is part of the Sheffield Cancer Research Centre and is based at The University of Sheffield Medical School and Weston Park Hospital.

We are actively engaged in graduate and postgraduate teaching and research and host around 200 PhD/MD, MSc and BmedSci candidates for the duration of their studies. See the range of postgraduate study opportunities that are available at the Department of Oncology and our new PhD projects with scholarship funding options.

Research

The Department of Oncology provides a dynamic, exciting research environment with an internationally important portfolio of basic, clinical and translational cancer research. We receive substantial competitive funding from major research bodies, industry and charities, with our list of sponsors including NIHR, Research Councils UK, Cancer Research UK and Yorkshire Cancer Research. Our scientists are engaged at the cutting-edge of oncology research, and their findings are disseminated through publication in a wide range of national and international forums. Our major areas of interest are genome stability, the cell cycle and signal transduction, tumour vascularisation and microenvironment and bone oncology. We also have major research programmes in breast, urological and haematological oncology. Our collaborators include clinicians and scientists in Sheffield, the UK and across the international scientific communities.

Academic Units

Research in the Department is undertaken by eight Academic Units:

Join Us

Are you a Research Leader of the Future? The Department of Oncology is supporting the Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship programme for early career researchers. This four-year prestigious Fellowship will lead to a permanent (tenured) academic position.

Deadline for applications: 29 January 2015
Contact: Paula Gould (p.gould@sheffield.ac.uk)

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