UK Salivary Gland Cancer Research Working Group

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Prior to its closure, the NCRI Head and Neck Group published its strategic priorities for Head and Neck Cancer Research across the UK. This working group was tasked 'to identify the gaps in Salivary Gland Cancer Research and develop strategic priorities for this area of research'. SGC UK will be continuing the planned activity and are delighted to be inviting applicants to the working group.

Click on the titles to access the Role Description and Terms of Reference for the working group.

To apply, please provide the following by Monday January 15th 2024 at 5pm to [email protected].
Please note: The initial one day workshop to agree the priorities for SGC research on Friday March 8th 2024 in Manchester. 

  • Title
  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Job Title
  • Please provide a short biography (max. 150 words)   
  • Please briefly state why you are interested in being a part of this working group and how your skills and expertise would be beneficial to the project. (max 300 words)   
  • Please attach a CV (max 2 pages)
  • Are you able to attend on Friday March 8th 2024? (this date has moved from March 22nd to allow for conflicts with a European conference)

All workstream updates will be posted via our mailing list so please do sign up (even if you are not applying to be part of the workstream) here:  

Please do share with your networks and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions to [email protected].  You can also share the opportunity via LinkedIn:

Please note we are seeking input from ALL stakeholders.  

Size and Composition of the working group:
There is no limit to the number of people who can join a Working Group, however it is important that each member has an active role within the Working Group. Each Working Group must include:
• Chair and co-Chair (of a complimentary skill set to the Chair).
• Early Career Researcher (ECR) lead.
• At least two patients, carers or persons affected by cancer.
• A broad mix of clinicians, basic scientists, allied health professionals, nurses, pathologists and others with relevant professional expertise, as required.

Timeline for recruitment:

- Monday 15th January 2024 - Application window closes
- Wc Monday 29th January - Notification of Working Group appointments
- Friday March 8th 2024 in Manchester, UK one day workshop scheduled to agree the priorities for SGC research.
- Regular meeting series to be set up - every 8-12 weeks

Existing Working Group members:

Co-Chairs: Emma Kinloch and Dr Robert Metcalf
Deputy Chair: Professor Ali Khurram
Early Career Researcher (ECR): Dr Will Ince