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Build your cancer research team at Sheffield

At the University of Sheffield, we are entering a very exciting period for cancer research. Our pioneering work discovered the role of Lynparza (Olaparib) for the treatment of tumours with imperfect DNA repair.

This is now saving lives all around the world and has provided us with unprecedented multi-million-pound funding to pursue our ambition for a new Cancer Research Centre at Sheffield to address the biggest challenges in cancer.

We are seeking ambitious cancer research leaders to come and help build a future where more people with cancer are cured or live longer, with improved quality of life, thanks to the research we do here at Sheffield.

In collaboration with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, we are recruiting high-performing  researchers across different oncology specialities. We are looking to recruit 5 or more individuals and can accommodate a wide range of interests due to our large patient population.

If your expertise is in one of the following areas then we are particularly interested in speaking to you:

  • Neuro-oncology

  • Surgical oncology

  • Academic oncology

  • GP with special interest in oncology

  • Epidemiology

  • Cancer research trials

We are focusing on a clinical and translational approach to healthcare research that is directly relevant to the cancers that most affect our population. Our approach is data driven, working towards a platform of multimodal cancer research and treatment. We have established five inter-related themes of research that address cancer research from prevention to screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow up, digital health, palliation, survival and quality of life.

This is a tremendous opportunity to drive forward our tradition of excellence in clinical research for the benefit of all our communities. 

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As part of our cancer research strategy, Yorkshire Cancer Research (in collaboration with the University of Sheffield) has made a number of fellowship opportunities available for internal and external candidates at various career stages in areas aligned to the University’s cancer research themes. Fellowships are at doctoral (clinical), post-doctoral and advanced levels.

All fellowship applicants will need to identify a supervisor or mentor at the University of Sheffield who will be a joint Principal Applicant and must go through a review process internal to the university before applying to Yorkshire Cancer Research.  The internal review deadline for 2024 is 6 November at 5pm.

Please contact to find out more and to be updated as new opportunities are published.

Find out more about the funding opportunities here.