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Clinical Research Fellow in Clinical Oncology

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£55,329 Per Annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Interviews are scheduled to be on 2nd August 2024

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if we receive a high volume of applications or if there has been a change in organisational priorities.

We require ambitious candidates who will provide excellence in helping develop and deliver research and trials for this rapidly changing and important service. We are keen to appoint a clinical reseatch fellow in Clinical Oncology to join our team of 23 Clinical Oncologists and 3 Medical Oncologists at the UHCW NHS Trust, ie the Arden Cancer Centre, serving Coventry and the adjoining Cancer Units at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT), George Eliot Hospital (GEH), Stratford Rigby Unit and Rugby Maple Unit.

This post offers an opportunity to do research with Dr Raj Shrimali, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at University Hospital, Coventry and Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, University of Warwick, and the lung oncology team. The successful candidate will be trained in contemporary radiotherapy techniques for lung cancer and clinical research techniques relevant to the ongoing projects. A keen interest in research and having completed FRCR part-1 are required. The post would ideally be suited to a doctor already in a Clinical Oncology SpR rotation seeking to complete a period of dedicated research.

Main duties of the job

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary Lung oncology Team at the UHCW Coventry, and support development and delivery of research. In additional to the oncology workforce, they will be expected, when necessary, to interact with health professionals in other departments around the hospital and the wider members of the multidisciplinary team as well as R & D team. Furthermore, the post holder will be required to undertake administrative duties directly associated with the care of patients in trials and with research delivery.

This is a fixed term post for up to 23 months. The post holder will predominantly work Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 (40 hours / 10 Programmed Activities). The base job plan is for 10 sessions per week (1.0 FTE), and both less than full time (LTFT) and flexible working could be considered. There are no on-call commitments or supplements with this role.

Subject to assessment and satisfactory performance, a suitable candidate would have the opportunity to register with the University of Warwick, so that they can work towards an MD.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our skilled employees across our hospital sites in Coventry and Rugby, with high quality patient care positioned at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

There has never been a better time to join our team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post is aimed at supporting research activities and delivery of trials in the Oncology department. Post holders will be expected to work across relevant MDT and outpatient clinics. They would also be expected to review and support trial patients if they are inpatient (ward 35), or attending day care environments, and radiotherapy department. This post is based at the UHCW NHS Trust at Coventry.

The post holder will be expected to support the needs of the research projects and in order to integrate themselves fully into the clinical oncology team, with access to governance and educational sessions which are primarily on the University Hospital (Coventry) site.

The period of research activity during this post will potentially lead to successful completion and submission of a higher degree MD thesis. Registration of the higher degree (MD) will be at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick


This is a provisional job plan for guidance and will be mutually agreed with the Clinical Lead. The base job plan is for 10 sessions per week (40 hours). There are no on-call commitments or supplements with this role.







Arden Cancer Centre clinic

R& D


Lung MDT


Dept meeting (SPA 0.5)


Arden Cancer Centre clinic

Arden Cancer Centre clinic


RT Planning


Person Specification

Qualification & Training


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Personal Qualities


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Teaching & Training


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Skills & Abilities


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Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Clifford Bridge Road



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