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Clinical Research Fellow (Lymphoid) - Early Phase Clinic Trials Unit

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Applications are invited to apply for this exciting opportunity to work within a large, dynamic trials unit looking after haemato-oncology patients. It is a 1-year fixed term post on the Early Phase Cancer Trials Unit (EPCTU) in the Department of Oncology and Haematology.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day management of patients with haematological malignancy (with a focus on lymphoid) on the Early Phase Cancer Trials Unit. There will be an opportunity to develop research projects in clinical trials and translational science, and training will focus on the design, setting up and execution of clinical research.

The post is available from September 2024.

Candidates are invited to contact Prof Graham Collins, Consultant Haematologist, Oxford Cancer and Haematology Centre, Churchill Hospital (01865 235886) in the first instance.

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About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical and Research Responsibilities:
  • Inpatient and outpatient care of haematological cancer patients being treated as part of trials performed on the EPCTU and selected trials being run through the late phase trials team. The focus will be on lymphoma, CLL and myeloma trials although will work collaboratively with the other haematological malignancy trials fellows and cross cover would be expected.
  • Co-ordination and execution of trial activities for EPCTU, including (but not limited to) study specific investigations, sample collection and handling, data collection, case record folder completion, maintenance of study documentation
  • Liaison with a laboratory group to gain familiarity with the endpoint assays associated with the trial. There also be opportunities to gain experience in performing laboratory techniques associated with a translational project, although the principal focus of the fellow will be on clinical aspects.
  • Under supervision, to undertake the setting up of clinical trials, including protocol design, grant applications, regulatory and ethical submissions, liaison with clinical trials units and preparation of study specific documentation.
  • Preparation of results for publication.

*Please see attached Job Description for more details and weekly timetable*

Person Specification

Professional Qualifications/Training


  • MB ChB or equivalent. MRCP or equivalent


  • FRCPath Postgraduate qualification
  • Holder of a national training number in haematology or medical oncology, or equivalent

Work Experience


  • 3 years full time hospital service Core medical training for at least 2 years
  • Demonstrable ability to exercise an immediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the consultant-in-charge


  • Direct experience of managing haemato-oncology patients
  • Training at registrar level in Haematology / Oncology
  • Post-foundation hospital appointments in oncology and/or haematology

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to work effectively within a multiprofessional team.
  • Excellent organisational, communication, professional and personal skills.
  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and trainees
  • Evidence of effective participation in clinical audit and risk management.
  • Evidence of active interest and / or involvement in clinical research trials.


  • Training in research conduct, including ICH-GCP
  • Computing skills: ability to use word processor, spreadsheet programme and web browser.
  • Publication of research.



  • Full GMC Registration
  • Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Hospital

Old Road, Headington



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