Clinical Research Fellows

Cell & Molecular Biology of Cancer: Towards Novel Therapies

These are two to three year posts to facilitate basic, translational or clinical research experience and training in the following tumour types: glioblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and ovarian, colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancers.

The training fellowships are designed to provide a state-of-the-art research experience, within a structured training environment, for future academic clinicians and appointees will be expected to develop a programme of research in an area of cancer research that has potential translational implications.

These CRF posts allow the development of a research project leading to the submission of a PhD degree. Although research will form the major component of this post, participation in associated clinical duties and teaching may be incorporated into the Job Plan.

Details of some typical research projects can be found below. Applicants are strongly advised to contact and meet with potential supervisors to discuss projects prior to making a formal application. Informal enquiries should be sent to Dr Jackie Beesley ( or to specific supervisors.

Clinicians in Research Network

Clinicians in Research Network (CiRN) is a professional network for cultivating collegiality and supporting career development of clinically-trained early career researchers (ECRs). CiRN contributes to the Clinical Academic Training Advisory Committee at the University of Glasgow. See website for more details.

Exploiting immunogenic cell death to enhance efficacy of taxane chemotherapy in prostate cancer

Supervisors: Stephen Tait (University of Glasgow/CRUK Beatson Institute), Hing Leung (University of Glasgow/CRUK Beatson Institute)


Non-invasive classification of pancreatic cancer using imaging signatures

Supervisors: David Lewis (CRUK Beatson Institute), David Chang (University of Glasgow)


Can colorectal cancer phenotypic subtypes predict response to therapy?

Supervisors: Owen Sansom (CRUK Beatson Institute), Joanne Edwards (University of Glasgow),



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