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Haematology Clinical Research Fellow

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience £37,068 - £57,570 per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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This is a post for which we offer up to 3 years of protected full-time clinical research, undertaking studies leading to a Masters, MD or PhD at Imperial College London. During this time selected candidate will also participate in a resident specialist haematology registrar on-call rota at night for the Clinical Haematology unit at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, covering average of 3 nights per month.

Main duties of the job

Research opportunities will be offered in a wide range of haematology disciplines including haemato-oncology, haemostasis and thrombosis, auto-immune diseases, transfusion medicine, haemoglobinopathies, stem cell transplantation, clinical trial design and conduct, and haematopathology. Projects may be basic science, translational medicine or clinical haematology. Collaborations across Imperial College and with other institutions will be encouraged.

The applicant will identify a Principal Investigator(s) within the Department of Clinical Haematology (ICHNT) and/or the Centre for Haematology (ICL) with whom they plan to work. The post allows for appointments of one, two or three years. Successful applicants working for two or three years will be expected to register for a higher degree (MD, PhD) and those working for one year will be encouraged to register in a Master's program at ICL. The fellowship will cover salary (up to, but not including NHS consultant level), tuition fees (home rates only) and research consumables.

The successful candidate will be expected to publish their work in high quality peer reviewed journals, and if appropriate to obtain research grant funding, to collaborate widely within and outside the Faculty of Medicine, and to help supervise the research training of junior clinicians and scientists.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career. Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

The statutory requirement to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated as a condition of employment from April 2022 is subject to legislative review. At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The successful applicant may have contact with patients and service users and as part of our pre-employment checks and risk assessments, we will ask all candidates to confirm whether or not they have been fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of their research project, and under the supervision of and as directed by the Principal Investigator(s), the post-holders responsibilities will include
  • To conduct all aspects (experimental planning, the gaining of ethical approval, laboratory work, data analysis) of the research project
  • To develop relevant research and clinical skills
  • To develop aims and objectives for a higher degree, to register and prepare grant submissions
  • To record, analyse and communicate scientific data together with a clear interpretation of results
  • To write scientific papers communicating the results of the work, and to present at scientific meetings nationally and internationally
  • To contribute to teaching in the department
  • To join multidisciplinary meetings and participate in clinical governance activities and audit
  • To participate as part of the larger research group as required
  • To participate in departmental managerial activities as required
  • To budget and keep records of expenditure on laboratory consumables and
  • Compliance with intellectual property rights, the Data Protection Act 2000, COSHH Health and Safety Guidelines within the laboratory and all other relevant Imperial College policies, including Financial Regulations, the Equal Opportunities Policy, the Promoting Race Equality Policy, the Health and Safety Policy, the Information Systems Security Policy, and the Intellectual Property rights and Register of Interests Policies.

The post-holder will be responsible for accurate record-keeping and documentation of results, and for preparing research reports and papers arising from their research.

Person Specification



  • MBBS, MRCP or equivalent postgraduate qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Career track in Haematology, with experience equivalent to at least ST4 level
  • Proven experience in the management of haematology patients in an acute hospital setting, with on-call commitment


  • Laboratory experience relevant to the proposed area of study
  • Knowledge of basic research methods and statistical procedures

Leadership/ Management skills


  • Able to take responsibility, show leadership, make decisions, exert appropriate authority within competencies


  • Skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of colleagues.

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Hammersmith Hospital

Du Cane Road


W12 0HS

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