Clinical Research Fellowship

London (Greater) (GB)
£43,106- £51,206 , including London Weighting Allowance
Friday, 4 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 17 June 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description
Our Comprehensive Cancer Centre (CCC) headed by Professor Tony Ng is the academic arm of one of the leading cancer centres in Europe. The CCC has identified four research priorities, working at the clinical / non-clinical interface and across disciplines to answer questions that will ultimately provide solutions for patient care, as follows: 
         1.       Early detection and treatment of cancer including recurrence after treatment 
         2.       Cancer immunology and immunotherapy 
         3.       Enhancing the knowledge transfer between solid tumour and haematological oncology disciplines 
         4.       Integrative multimodality analysis (including machine learning) for precision medicine 
Since 2019, following the location of UCB’s team of R&D researchers (led by Dr Sophie Glatt) to the KCL@Guy’s Campus to work directly alongside King's  academics within CCC. The Fellow appointed here will interact with and learn from our UCB collaborators who focus on early development and translational medicine.
We will discuss a range of pre-selected PhD projects with the successful candidate(s) following interview.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 3 years 
This is a full time post - 100% full time equivalent.  
This is a clinical research fellowship to pursue a PhD

Key responsibilities
•       To carry out research on defined, funded projects
•       To develop and refine experimental strategies
•       To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
•       To analyse and summarise research results and write reports and manuscripts
•       To support and advise other projects in the lab
•       To discuss experimental details, research projects and new articles with lab members
•       To be involved in weekly laboratory meetings
•       To attend research seminars and other meetings, both internal and external, as required
•       To present research results at meetings and conferences
•       To prepare and present findings of research activity to colleagues for review purposes
•       To contribute to, draft and submit of papers to appropriate peer reviewed journals
•       To prepare progress reports on research for funding bodies as required
•       To contribute to the preparation and drafting of research bids and proposals
•       To contribute to the overall activities of the research team and department as required
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  
Skills, knowledge, and experience 
Essential criteria 

•       Full GMC registration with current licence to practice
•       Postgraduate qualifications e.g. MRCP, MRCS
•       Intercalated degree e.g. BSc or Masters degree in relevant subject
•       Postgraduate clinical training in cancer related speciality
•       Experience in cancer research
•       Knowledge of cancer biology and therapeutics
•       Previous lab experience
•       Previous publications, abstracts and presentations at national or international meetings
Desirable criteria 

•       Ability to assess and organize resources and plan progress work activities
•       Ability of work effectively as part of a team
•       Ability to adapt own skills to new circumstances

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