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Clinical Research Fellow (ST3+) Medical Oncology

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 per annum plus London weighting
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Clinical Research Fellow ST3 - Medical Oncology

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow in Cancer Drug Development. The aim of this position is to offer comprehensive specialist training in all aspects of running early phase oncology clinical trials including protocol development, regulatory procedures, associated translational research projects and presentation of research at meetings. Support and opportunities for pursuing higher research degrees are also available.

These full-time posts are available from August 2024 and will be for a period of up to 12 months in the first instance and there is potential opportunity to extend beyond 12 months. Applicants must demonstrate as part of their application, how they meet the essential requirements of the post. In particular, applicants should have a medical degree and GMC registration. Experience in oncology and clinical research are an advantage. Fluency in English and aptitude with writing and publishing manuscripts are essential.

Main duties of the job

The NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility (CRF) opened in February 2009 on the Ground Floor of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing of UCH, in the heart of Bloomsbury and is now located in a purpose built location on Tottenham Court Road.

It is a partnership between University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust. The facility is funded principally by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

The CRF is also supported by funding from Cancer Research UK and the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC). It has a remit to progress high quality clinical research in any domain but with a specific focus on early-phase clinical trials and experimental medicine

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

At UCLH, we have a real One Team ethos, and our values safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Medical degree
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent
  • GMC registration and entry on the appropriate GMC Specialist Register
  • Completed core medial training or equivalent



  • Experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Clinical audit experience


  • Undergoing or completed higher specialist training in Oncology
  • Experience in early phase clinical Trials
  • Experience in oncology
  • Experience of laboratory research

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability and commitment to teach in a clinical setting
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload, to delegate responsibility as appropriate and to supervise staff
  • Good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment & on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills/verbal and written. Good command of written and spoken English
  • Understanding of research methodology



  • Knowledge of the Clinical Governance framework of the NHS (including Research governance) and understanding of current changes in the organisation and management structures of the NHS. Ability to act within these parameters.



  • Member of Medical Defence organisation

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 Euston Road



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