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Sarcoma Research Fellow

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 Per annum plus London Weighting pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity to develop a multi-centre radiotherapy clinical trial in retroperitoneal sarcoma with Princess Margaret Hospital Toronto, and Dana Faber Cancer Institute.

UCLH Is one of the largest sarcoma centres in Europe and delivers technical radiotherapy using photons and protons.

Main duties of the job

  • Reviewing the outcomes of patients that have already been treated with definitive radiotherapy at UCLH
  • Replanning these patients with protons as well as differing dose fractionations in preparation for the clinical trial protocol
  • Preparation and presentation of the clinical trial concept at National and International meetings
  • Writing the clinical trial protocol
  • Working with academic staff from UCL to work up the translational aspects of the clinical trial.
  • Working with the to be appointed Margaret Spittle Fellow to develop functional imaging techniques to asses response to radiotherapy.
  • No sarcoma clinical commitments

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.

The Grafton Way Building opened in 2021, and comprises Proton Beam Therapy, Imaging, Theatres, ITU and Haematology Inpatient Service. UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre opened in April 2012 on the site of the old EGA building on Huntley Street. The building houses HCA, The Squire Garden, Haematology/Oncology daycare, outpatients, theatres, imaging, nuclear medicine and phlebotomy. Volunteers work throughout the Cancer Centre to help provide outstanding practical, emotional and financial support to patients, their carers and loved ones. The Macmillan Support and Information Service provides a range of support and information to all patients seen and treated in the Cancer Centre, and to any other patient with cancer treated elsewhere within the Trust. The PET/MR Unit operates the UKs first PET/MR system, which includes both a PET camera and 3T MR scanner in the same physical unit so that both tests can be performed simultaneously in one single session.

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.

Person Specification

Knowledge and 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


  • 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



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


  • Undergoing or completed higher specialist training in clinical oncology
  • Experience of laboratory research

Skills and 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
  • Understanding of research methodology
  • Presentation Skills



  • Excellent communication skills/verbal and written. Good command of written and spoken English

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

250 Euston Road



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