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Research Fellow - Cardio-Oncology

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£55,329 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Job Details

Cardio-Oncology is an emerging field which involves the clinical cardiovascular care of cancer patients before, during and after therapy. There is emerging evidence base for the management of these patients, but there is a large need to develop clinical studies to support future clinical guidelines for patient care.

As Clinical Research Fellow, you will undertake research projects in the field of cardio-oncology. The Royal Brompton Hospital has a large registry of patients over a 10 year period with ample opportunities for undertaking retrospective analysis with electronic heart care records, blood biomarkers and relevant imaging data. One challenge for cardio-oncology is the accurate risk assessment of cardiotoxicity. The fellow will be expected to support the development of an artificial intelligence based tool to predict cardiotoxicity. The project will involve all aspects of research including ethics submission, data collection, statistical analyses and manuscript writing. The fellow will be expected to present at national and international conferences and publish manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.

This post is funded by a grant the Big Heart Foundation.

Main duties of the job

Main tasks and responsibilities
  • To manage and conduct all aspects of the research project set out in clinical study protocol
  • To assist in development of the research protocol, ethics applications and necessary NHS approvals if required
  • To ensure that the clinical study is conducted to relevant international governance standards
  • 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, where appropriate
  • To develop relevant research skills
  • To participate in clinical governance activities and audit

Communication
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people from all sites of the Trust and external Trusts
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
  • Competency in computer skills including producing and using spreadsheets
  • To write scientific papers communicating the results of the work, and to present at scientific meetings nationally and internationally, where appropriate


About us

The Royal Brompton and Harefield Clinical Group Board is a formal sub-committee of the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Board, with delegated responsibilities and decision-making rights for the strategic and operational running of itsservices. These are set out in the Guy's and St Thomas' Scheme of Delegation, and the Trust's Standing Financial Instructionsprovide the delegation limits with regardto financial decisions.

Royal Brompton Hospital Site

The Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH) is a specialist cardiothoracic centre specialising in diseases of the heart and lung, with services for adults (Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Radiology, and Thoracic Medicine) and Paediatrics. It has approximately 2,081 staff, 296 beds, 6 operating theatres, 5 catheter laboratories, a private patients' ward and extensive imaging facilities. The hospital has recently opened the Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in partnership with Imperial College London. This facility offers a CMR scanner, catheter lab and echocardiography suite for research purposes, as well as state of the art genetic analysis facilities.

A Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit was opened on the RBH site in 2010 offering extensive research facilities for lung disease. Following public consultation, it was agreed that inpatient paediatric surgery and investigations should consolidate at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Main tasks and responsibilities
  • To manage and conduct all aspects of the research project set out in clinical study protocol
  • To assist in development of the research protocol, ethics applications and necessary NHS approvals if required
  • To ensure that the clinical study is conducted to relevant international governance standards
  • 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, where appropriate
  • To develop relevant research skills
  • To participate in clinical governance activities and audit
  • Communication
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people from all sites of the Trust and external Trusts
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication
  • Competency in computer skills including producing and using spreadsheets
  • To write scientific papers communicating the results of the work, and to present at scientific meetings nationally and internationally, where appropriate
  • Patient/customer care (both direct and indirect)

You will join the Cardio-Oncology service based at the Royal Brompton Hospital. You will interact regularly with other staff members at the hospital and external partners including other academic institutions including Kings College London.
  • Policy & Service development

You will be involved in service improvement in the cardio-oncology care group, particularly around digital transformation with the development of new electronic health care records.
  • People management

From time to time you may be involved with teaching of medical students and more junior members of staff, but this will be limited due to the focus of your work on research and digital transformation.
  • Information management
  • To manage and conduct all aspects of the research projects set out in clinical study protocols
  • 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, where appropriate
  • To join multidisciplinary meetings and participate in clinical governance activities and audit
  • To participate in departmental managerial activities as required
  • Research and development
  • To assist in development of research protocols, ethics applications and necessary Imperial College and NHS approvals
  • To ensure studies are conducted to relevant international governance standards
  • To develop aims and objectives for a higher degree, to register and successfully complete
  • To contribute to teaching on ad-hoc basis externally and internally
  • To develop relevant research skills
  • To join multidisciplinary meetings and participate in clinical governance activities and audit
  • To participate in departmental managerial activities as required
  • Other duties

To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade as requested.

This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the post and is not exhaustive. It will be subject to regular review and amendment as necessary in consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Degree in Medicine


Desirable

  • 2 years experience


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)


Desirable

  • Good working acquaintance with standard computer software


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to exercise initiative and work independently


Desirable

  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Brompton Hospital

London

SW3 6NP

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