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Haematology Research Fellowship

Posted on: 09 Feb 2015

Haematology Research Fellowship



The Haematology Research Fellowship is suitable for a candidate who wishes to pursue a career in Haematology as a Clinician Scientist when trained. The successful Research Fellow will be a member of the Department of Haematology in CUH, (where they will participate in the on call rota and carry out one clinic per week) and the Cork Cancer Research Centre where most of the research will be conducted. The research supervisors will be Dr Sharon McKenna and Professor Mary Cahill.



The CCRC is a collaborative research centre involving the Cork University Hospitals and University College Cork and has become internationally recognised for its ground breaking cancer research.



Previous Fellows have carried out some of their research in Weill-Cornell New York, with which the CCRC has strong collaborative links. This opportunity may be open for the successful candidate.



The position will allow the candidate to conduct research in the area of cellular differentiation and cell death and survival mechanisms in leukaemia. There will be a focus on exploring novel potential therapeutic targets for the eradication or control of leukaemia cells, in addition to establishing a better understanding of mechanisms of action of established or novel therapeutic strategies. The research fellow will be expected to publish their data in peer reviewed journals and to pursue a higher degree (MD or PhD). Research will also be presented at international conferences and support will be available for travel. The candidate will also participate in national conferences (HAI) and benefit from the experience of a national collaborative research network, www.bloodcancers.ie.  A generous stipend is available for the successful Fellow.



Professor Mary Cahill, consultant Haematologist, Cork University Hospital commenting on the Fellowship noted; “This fellowship allows us to integrate the bench and bedside in a truly meaningful way. It sets a scientific basis for new treatment ideas and provides a platform for the translation of these ideas into new treatment options for the patients who need them most.”



Dr Sharon McKenna, Principal Investigator at the CCRC, commenting on the Fellowship said; “We are delighted to offer this Haematology Research Fellowship; the successful candidate will be trained in the necessary research methods and supported to pursue new avenues of research where appropriate. The experienced team in the CCRC and the resources of the Biosciences Institute will be available to support this fellowship. We look forward to having the successful candidate join our team at CCRC”. The partnership of CCRC with University College Cork and Cork University Hospital highlights a shared vision for a future free of cancer.



If you are interested in joining this team and are inspired by our mission, please send your CV to info@ccrc.ie, or:

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