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Clinical Research Fellow in Medical Oncology

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 to £63,152 per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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The Depertment of Medical Oncology at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce a Clinical Research Fellow post in Medical Oncology.

This post is intended to support the department's research programme with particular focus ont eh delivery of early phase cancer trials including phase I and ATiMP trials. The position will be appointed for 1 year in the first instance, with opportunities for extension.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Join a team of research fellows supporting research within the Department of Medical Oncology and based predominantly within our Clinical Research Facility.
  • The fellow will have roles in managing, coordinating and safety governance for specific early phase cancer trials.
  • Be responsible for specific study-related medical decisions within their expertise, providing medical cover for studies and study visits, as well as out of hours cover, where required, on weekdays to allow for treatments that continue beyond 5pm.
  • Work in teams with research nurses, allied health professionals and the relevant Principal Investigators.
  • Be supported by the other fellows in Cancer Care and the Principal Investigators of the respective studies in these activities.

  • Good communication skills as this is essential in maintaining trust with our research participants.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in plans/schedules due to the fast-paced nature of early phase cancer trials work, where protocols and requirements can be complex and change very quickly.
  • Demonstration of excellent teamwork as this role requires working and communicating with a wide range of individual from different teams (e.g. pharmacy, lab, admin, nursing etc).
  • Must have completed Foundation Training and Core Medical Training (or equivalent) and be able to function independently, with support as/when required and specific to the individuals level of previous experience


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary - MT04 �55,329 Basic Salary MT05 �63,152

Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5
  • Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training
  • Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

Interviews will be held on TBC

Job Reference: MT1124- This vacancy closes on or before: 12th March 2024

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Successful completion of a Foundation Programme and Core Medical Training Programme or equivalent
  • Experience in cancer medicine


  • PhD

Previous or relevant experience


  • Successful completion of a Foundation Programme and Core Medical Training Programme or equivalent
  • Experience in cancer medicine


  • Experience in prescribing systemic cancer treatments
  • Experience in clinical research
  • Interest in a career involving cancer research

Aptitudes and skills


  • Ability to manage acute medical emergencies
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Good insight into own abilities and experience
  • Able to work well in a multidisciplinary team
  • Computer literacy

Living the Trust values


  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Patients First, Always Improving, Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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