Research Assistant for improving long term health outcomes for childhood cancer survivors
Newcastle University, Northern Institute for Cancer Research
United Kingdom

You will work on an ongoing study aimed at identifying ways of improving long term health outcomes for childhood cancer survivors. Leading on from our previous analysis, which identified extensive epigenetic changes induced by anti-cancer therapies, this project will investigate the impact of this epigenetic damage on severe late health effects in survivors of childhood cancer. You will be primarily responsible for overseeing the genome wide analysis of DNA methylation in a cohort of adult survivors of childhood cancer. This will involve the assessment of a cancer survivor DNA methylation signature and the identification of specific loci or methylation patterns potentially associated with severe late health effects in cancer survivors.

You will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant molecular biological specialty. You will also have experience of performing research in a biological field. You will have a strong background in molecular biology and an understanding of epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation. Previous direct experience of epigenetic research or experience with analysis of large data sets is desirable. 

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe

This is a fixed term post available for the duration of 6 months.

Please send informal enquiries to Gordon Strathdee at 

Further information can be found by visiting these weblinks: 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.  

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