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We are delighted to announce a new UNIQ+ Research Internship in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS).

Oxford skyline with UNIQ+ logo

This exciting research opportunity is being offered as part of Oxford University’s 2023 UNIQ+ Research Internship programme, which is designed to encourage access to graduate study for talented undergraduates from under-represented and disadvantaged groups.

The research project, ‘Investigating the Role of the Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) in Melanoma Skin Cancer’, will be carried out over the summer under the guidance and mentorship of Mr George Adigbli —an Academic Clinical Fellow in Plastic Surgery—within the Translational Research Immunology Group led by Professor Fadi Issa and Professor Joanna Hester

Under the co-supervision of Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Oliver Cassell and based at the Churchill and John Radcliffe hospitals, the successful candidate will analyse de-identified clinical records in our melanoma database to investigate the relationships between SLNB, melanoma recurrence and response to immunotherapy. They will develop skills in data collection and statistical analysis, and an understanding of emerging concepts in surgical onco-immunology.

We welcome applications for this exciting research opportunity in the clinically important and rapidly progressing field of melanoma cancer immunology. The project will suit an undergraduate completing a degree in a discipline related to medicine, biomedical or life sciences, computer sciences or medical statistics. Further information about the project is available on the UNIQ+ website. Applications will close 12:00 midday UK time on Friday 17 February 2023.

About UNIQ+ internships

As part of UNIQ+ 2023, over 120 interns will:

  •   receive a stipend of £3,000,
  •   stay in free accommodation at one of our world-famous colleges
  •   improve their research and transferable skills by working with research staff and graduate students
  •   get expert advice on opportunities for further study and research careers
  •   enhance their ability to make a competitive application for postgraduate study.

 For eligibility criteria, a list of all 2023 projects and information on how to apply, visit the UNIQ+ website.

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