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.


Juliet Jukes of GatenbySanderson talks about the appointment of cancer research leaders with Professor Jim Catto, NIHR Research Professor, Professor of Urological Surgery at the University of Sheffield and an Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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:


      either a medical, clinical or surgical oncologist


      either a medical, clinical or surgical oncologist

      Surgical oncology

      either a thoracic, gastrointestinal or genitourinary (inc. urological) surgeon

      Academic oncology

      with expertise in either medical or clinical oncology for common cancers

      GP with special interest in oncology

      particularly around lung, urology, GI tract


      with a cancer focus

      Cancer research trials

      with either early or late phase expertise in cancer research

      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. I encourage you to talk to me to find out more.

      Professor James Catto, NIHR Research Professor, Professor of Urological Surgery and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon

      Welcome from Professor Ashley Blom, Vice President and Head of the Faculty of Health

      I am delighted to share this opportunity to transform cancer research at Sheffield. As a cancer research leader, you will contribute to our university vision: to deliver life-enhancing research, innovation and education that not only transform the lives of our graduates, but shape the world we live in.

      Welcome from Kirsten Major,
      Chief Executive and David Black, Medical Director (Development), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS
      Foundation Trust

      This is a great time to join Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield. The investment in these roles, thanks to the royalties from Lynparza, will fund the UK’s leading cancer specialists, whose expertise will establish Sheffield as one of the best centres in the country for patient-focused cancer research.