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Clinical Research Fellow (Lung Research)

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 to £63,152 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellow in Lung Research. This is a 12 month clinical research fellowship, with possibility of extension.

Main duties of the job

The candidate will be involved in the day-to-day running of the research portfolio Lung Unit, based at the Chelsea branch and contributing to the routine service delivered at Chelsea and as required for the Kingston Unit. There may be requirement for occasional visits to the Sutton and Kingston sites with flexibility in this arrangement. The postholder will have flexibility to account for leave requirements of other members of the team at Chelsea. This postholder's duties will involve prepping and attending outpatient clinics (face to face and virtual), ward rounds, MDTs and Research Meetings, whilst taking an integral part in our clinical research programme, including day-to-day management of multi-centre Phase I/II/III studies, writing and designing study protocols, ethics submissions, coordinating clinical trials and pharmacovigilance, data analysis and submission of manuscripts for publication when required. The postholder will be the study physician for clinical trials open at the Chelsea site. There will be a requirement to closely liaise with other members of the research team including trials coordinators, research nurses, research practitioners, pathology staff, radiology staff, data managers, sponsors representatives and auditors, alongside other regulatory and research implementation staff. The postholder will also contribute to the routine Lung Unit clinical case-load in order to effectively identify and recruit patients to research studies.

About us

The Royal Marsden is a world leader in cancer research, treatment and education. Together with our academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), we are the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe and the only National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre specialising in cancer in the UK.

Our mission is to continue to make a national and international contribution to cancer research and treatment, so that more people are cured and quality of life is improved for those with cancer. The Royal Marsden therefore plays an important role in championing change and improvement in cancer care through research and innovation, education and leading-edge treatment.

The Trust's annual budget is �360 million and we employ over 3,500 staff, including 335 medical staff, across two sites located in Chelsea and Sutton (Surrey). Over 50,000 patients attend The Royal Marsden each year. We provide community services across the Borough of Sutton. We have a Chemotherapy Medical Daycare Unit at Kingston Hospital.

We have a reputation for delivering high quality performance. We were ranked joint first in the CQC national inpatient survey results, above average in national cancer patient experience survey and ranked first amongst teaching hospitals in the UK for our staff survey results.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To fulfil the requirements of the post, applicants must be eligible for full GMC registration, hold a national training number in a relevant specialty and MRCP equivalent.

For further information and duties for this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Eligible for full GMC registration.
  • MRCP or equivalent.


  • Trainee in genetics, medical oncology, clinical oncology or other relevant internal medicine specialty with an oncology interest.



  • Management of cancer patients including cancer diagnosis or treatment.
  • Training at specialist registrar/specialty trainee level.


  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Oncology treatment, or diagnostic procedural experience, e.g. endoscopy or bronchoscopic techniques

Skills, abilities and knowledge


  • Ability and willingness to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to be self-directed and take initiative in educational/research activities.


  • Previous experience of clinical research/trials and management of patients in clinical studies.

Personal qualities


  • The ability to work in a team of different disciplines .
  • Commitment to participate actively in clinical research and collaborate in translational research of early cancer diagnosis.
  • Interest in pursuing a higher research degree (e.g. MD)


  • Commitment to bring novel ideas and contribute to expansion of research portfolio in early cancer diagnosis.

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital

Fulham Road



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