Clinical Research Fellow in Cancer Trials

Clinical Research Fellow

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Clinical Research Fellow
Fixed Term
Full Time
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£30,605 to £40,491
23/02/2018 23:59



Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellow in Cancer Trials with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

This post is available to start as soon as possible for 12 months in the first instance.

This is an exciting opportunity for a physician wanting to develop their career as a clinical cancer researcher within the Department of Oncology, Cambridge Cancer Centre. This post is suitable for an individual who is medically trained and eligible to practice medicine in the U.K. 

The successful candidate will have experience in oncology combined with a desire to enhance their knowledge and skills relating to the conduct of clinical trials in patients with cancer. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with senior investigators and research staff in the day-to-day care and management of patients on trials, receiving experimental treatment both in early and late phase settings.  We run a large, diverse trials portfolio spanning the entire range of systemic treatment options (cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted, biological and immunotherapy agents as well as studies combined with radiotherapy or surgical intervention).

This post offers the opportunity for training in all aspects of trial delivery from conception through to completion. The appointee will attend research-orientated outpatient clinics, participating in multidisciplinary teams for the management of solid and haematological cancers. Direct participation in research and audit projects is strongly encouraged. 

This post may be suitable for trainees either before or after specialist oncology training (or equivalent) and appropriate training, according to their level of appointee’s experience, will be offered monitored by a named senior supervisor.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).  Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Paula Baines PA to Professor Duncan Jodrell via email on

If you have problems applying, contact

Candice Howes
Medical Staffing Administrator
01223 274339