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Clinical Research Fellow in Early Phase Cancer Trials

Department of Oncology, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, OXFORD, OX3 7LE, United Kingdom

The Department of Oncology has an opportunity for a Clinical Research Fellow to work on the Early Phase Cancer Trials Unit at the University of Oxford from January 2021. The post holder will be working alongside staff in the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford. As part of the training programme the applicant will have the opportunity to undertake a clinical or translational research project at the Oxford Cancer Centre.

The Early Phase Cancer Trials Unit at the University of Oxford is a specialist, dedicated clinical trials unit, supporting early phase research integrating oncology and haematology as a seamless service. Recruiting over 150 patient per year, our key remit is the testing of novel therapies, on a bespoke 15 bedded ward incorporating a sample handling laboratory. Under the direction of our Principle Investigators, who are world-leading clinicians and clinician scientists, a team of research nurses and clinical fellows work across the broad portfolio of studies, providing expertise in patient management and protocol compliance.

The successful candidate will be a GMC registered Medical Practitioner (or eligible for GMC registration), with relevant and substantial hospital service, including experience of managing cancer patients, and to have held specialist training hospital appointments in oncology or surgery.

Link to advert: http://jobs.ouh.nhs.uk/job/v2491948

Cancer Research Trust NZ is pleased to announce the closing dates for the 2020 main grant round

Research projects may be in the field of cancer-related public health, or the biomedical, clinical, epidemiological or psychosocial aspects of cancer. Initiatives in the field of Palliative care will also be considered. Our grant round is highly competitive with fewer projects able to be funded than we would like, but we give equal consideration to projects throughout the cancer control continuum.

Closing date Tuesday September 1st 2020

Professional Development Awards Round 2 (Max $3,000 – for travel after Jan 1st 2021). There will be another PDA round in March 2021 for Travel after May 1st 2021. NOTE RE COVID-19: while we will accept applications that involve international travel, at the time of review we will only progress those that appear tenable and safe, given knowledge about restrictions and safety available at that time. This also applies to Professional Development Event Grant applications for overseas speakers. Please contact me in advance if in doubt.

Professional Development Event Grants – max $5,000

Research Project Grants - max $80,000

Special Purpose Grants - max $80,000

Closing date Tuesday October 1st 2020:

Postgraduate Scholarship (note: stipend increased to $35,000/annum plus fees)

John Gavin Postdoctoral Fellowship

Murray Jackson Clinical Fellowship (Medical)

Clinical Fellowship for Cancer Nurses

See our website for further details and application forms and please contact me if you have any questions.

The Trust is an independent and financially secure charity, but to continue the level of funding required to maintain New Zealand at the forefront of cancer research, donations from the public are essential, and gratefully received. The Trust’s very modest overheads are met from investment income so every cent of every $ is applied to the work of the Trust.

Please consider setting up a regular donation to the Trust. One-off donations can also be made, or we can set up Automatic Payments – just ask for the form.

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All annual donations of $5 are tax deductible and receipts will be issued.

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Are you over 18 and living with cancer or caring for someone who is?

You are invited to participate in a survey study which is aiming to identify the key research questions which should be addressed as a priority to improve the management of symptoms related to cancer and its treatment.

We are interested in your views regarding which cancer symptoms have the biggest impact on daily life for people that are living with, or have lived with cancer and those that take care of them.

www.uts.edu.au/cst/cstprojects

Defining Research Priorities and needs in Cancer Symptoms for adults who are living with or have had cancer

You are invited to participate in a survey study which is aiming to identify the key research questions which should be addressed as a priority to improve the management of symptoms related to cancer and its treatment.

This survey is being conducted by a team of investigators from the Cancer Symptoms Trials (CST) unit.

We are interested in your views regarding which cancer symptoms have the biggest impact on daily life for those living with cancer and their caregivers despite current available therapy. This will help us identify gaps in prevention, detection or management of these symptoms and provide a clear rationale for future research and clinical trial directions. This is the first survey of its kind within Australia and New Zealand. Your responses will assist us to advocate for and prioritise research and progress into pharmaceutical, medical device, non-pharmacological clinical trials and new service models to deliver symptom or supportive care that in the view of health professionals working in cancer care, consumers and carers have the greatest potential to significantly improve the quality of life of people with cancer and their families, both as they go through treatment and through to survivorship.

This survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Your insights and expertise will be greatly appreciated. For more information, and to begin the survey, please click on this link: www.uts.edu.au/cst/cstprojects

If you have any queries, please email CST@uts.edu.au.

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting

Friday 28 August 2020

Online meeting

Convenor: Professor Stephen Ackland

https://asm.gicancer.org.au/

The AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting serves not only as a forum for the presentation of state-of-the art overviews on the pathobiological and clinical aspects of GI cancer, but also affords the opportunity to the Australasian scientific community to explore future directions for research and collaboration. The meeting provides GI cancer researchers and specialists with the opportunity to present their research and discuss the current challenges and recent innovations in a multidisciplinary setting.

NZSO 2020 Virtual Conference

Due to the uncertainty around travel and gatherings this year, the NZSO Conference in Rotorua has been postponed to 2021. However, NZSO will be running a one day virtual conference on Friday 16 October 2020.

Call for abstracts are now open for oral presentations and e-Posters.

AMRF: Call for Applications - 2020 R4 (Scholarships and Fellowships)

JI Sutherland Medical Research Fellowship

This inaugural Fellowship is open to medical or science graduates with New Zealand residency, permanent residency or citizenship who wish to undertake full-time medical research for a PhD or an MD in the specific field of melanoma or other skin cancer research. The type of research can range from basic research through to clinical research. The tenure will be for up to three years. For medical graduates the salary support package is set at the L1 level of the non-medical Lecturers scale at the University of Auckland. For science graduates a non-taxable stipend at the same level as the AMRF PhD stipend will be provided. The Fellowship will also cover annual tuition fees and will provide an annual contribution of up to $5,000 towards working expenses for the project. In addition, during the term of the Fellowship there is provision for one award of up to $5,000 to assist with conference travel expenses.

Douglas Goodfellow Repatriation Fellowship

The Douglas Goodfellow Repatriation Fellowship is a special award to assist an established researcher with an excellent track record in medical or health research to return to New Zealand to further their career at an institution in the Auckland/Northland area. Fellows will be expected to carry out innovative research at the highest level. It is expected that recipients of this Fellowship will have a significant commitment to on-going research in New Zealand. The Fellowship is tenable for a period of two years (but may be extended for a further year on application) at a university, hospital or other research institution in the Auckland/Northland region which is recognised by the Board. In special circumstances permission may be given to tenure outside these regions. The level of remuneration including expenses will be determined by the Board on the advice of its Medical Committee in consultation with the host institution employer (e.g. University or District Health Board). Provision will be made for: a) A salary level commensurate with the experience and ability of the applicant; b) Reasonable relocation expenses to Auckland; c) The salary of a research technician or staff member; and d) Working expenses.

Doctoral Scholarships

The Foundation offers approximately three Doctoral Scholarships each year to students with New Zealand residency, permanent residency or citizenship enrolling for a PhD or for a Masters degree in medical science. The research topic must be relevant to medicine or medical science and the applicant’s academic record will be taken into account by the Medical Committee. The tenure will be for up to three years. The stipend will be set at $29,000 per annum. The Scholarship will also cover annual tuition fees and will provide a contribution towards working expenses of $5,000 per annum. In addition, during the term of the Scholarship there is provision for one award of up to $5,000 to assist with conference travel expenses. Awards to successful applicants will be dependent on confirmation of registration for a PhD or Masters degree.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Foundation offers one Postdoctoral Fellowship award each year, but may consider more if funds permit. The Fellowship is for the support of outstanding graduates who have recently completed a degree at doctorate level and who propose to pursue a career in medical research. The Fellowship is tenable for a period of up to two years. Applications are open to appropriately qualified individuals with New Zealand residency, permanent residency or citizenship, who hold a doctoral degree of not more than five years standing (at annual decision date which is November), irrespective of the University from which their PhD was conferred. The salary will be the equivalent to the appropriate level of the non-medical lecturers scale at the University of Auckland. The Foundation will provide a contribution towards working expenses of $5,000 per annum. In addition, during the term of the Fellowship there is provision for one award of up to $5,000 to assist with conference travel expenses. If required the Foundation can provide up to $4,000 for relocation expenses.

To Apply:

Applications must be made through the AMRF portal at www.funding.medicalresearch.org.nz. Please refer to the Guide to applicants, accessible via our website at https://www.medicalresearch.or... via the application form within the AMRF portal to check your eligibility and ensure your application complies with all regulations.

Applications must be received by the AMRF on the portal by 5 pm, 5 August 2020. Please note that your host institution may have an earlier closing date and the AMRF strongly encourages you to adhere to the internal deadline. Please also ensure that you also fulfil any institutional requirements for submission.

Please call the AMRF on 923 1706 if you have any questions.

AMRF: Call for applications for a melanoma or other skin cancer Fellowship

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) is calling for applications for the JI Sutherland Medical Research Fellowship. This inaugural Fellowship is open to medical or science graduates with New Zealand residency, permanent residency or citizenship who wish to undertake full-time medical research for a PhD or an MD in the specific field of melanoma or other skin cancer research. The type of research can range from basic research through to clinical research.

For medical graduates the salary support package is set at the L1 level of the non-medical Lecturers scale at the University of Auckland. For science graduates a non-taxable stipend at the same level as the AMRF PhD stipend will be provided. The Fellowship will also cover annual tuition fees and will provide an annual contribution of up to $5,000 towards working expenses for the project. In addition, during the term of the Fellowship there is provision for one award of up to $5,000 to assist with conference travel expenses. The tenure of this Fellowship is a maximum of three years.

The AMRF aims to improve the health of New Zealanders through funding the highest quality medical research of all kinds. Our funding area is limited to all recognised tertiary institutions and DHB’s in the greater Auckland and Northland region of New Zealand. The funding area may be extended outside this region only if hosted by a principal investigator who is a member of an Auckland tertiary institution or a DHB clinical unit in Auckland or Northland.

Please direct any questions to the Research Programme Manager on 09 923 1706 or email hannah.gibbons@medicalresearch.org.nz. Applications must be received by the AMRF on the portal by 5 pm, 5 August 2020.