Clinical Trials Fellowship, Experimental Cancer Medicine

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£31,997 to £50,312 per annum.
Sep 14, 2020
End of advertisement period
Oct 14, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 14/10/2020
Salary: £31,997 to £50,312 per annum.
Job category/type: Research

Job description

This Clinical Trials Fellowship post within the colorectal and early phase clinical trials teams at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)/Belfast Health and Social Care Trust to support the early phase clinical trial service and develop translational and clinical trials. The post will combine outpatient clinics, limited inpatient duties and clinical and translational research commitments. The focus of the role will be research (clinical/translational/scientific depending on post-holder’s experience and needs) and clinical service will mainly relate to follow up on treatment-related complications. Clinical supervision will be provided by the consultants within these teams, and the Fellow will be a valued member of the multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidate must have:

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Successful completion of relevant College/Faculty Membership examination at time of application
  • Full (or eligible for full) GMC registration (must be obtained within 6 months of interview date)
  • Completion of CMT2 or equivalent training and be at any stage of training in medical or clinical oncology
  • Experience in medical or clinical oncology to include some understanding of management of common cancers and treatment modalities.
  • Experience of clinical audit or quality improvement

Queen's University Belfast (QUB) is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research. The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions including an award for Northern Ireland's Comprehensive Cancer Services programme.

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, aim is to drive discovery, innovation and the development of novel therapies and to create a unique fusion of clinical and basic science research, driven by its clinical and scientific leaders of national and international repute. This is delivered through its three research centres - the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research (PGJCCR), the Centre for Public Health and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

The PGJCCR mission in cancer research is to improve patient outcomes, train the next generation of scientists and clinicians and enhance the competitiveness of the UK life sciences sector. PGJCCR is committed to excellence in experimental cancer medicine with a programme focusing on translating scientific discovery into the development of biomarker-guided, biologically-informed clinical trials in our areas of disease strength: Gastrointestinal (including hepatobiliary), head and neck, urological, breast and ovarian cancers. This has resulted in the development and delivery of a number of investigator-led trials investigating novel agents and systemic therapy and radiotherapy combination studies. In recognition of this work the centre, in partnership with the Belfast HSC Trust, has retained its status as one of 18 adult centres within the Cancer Research UK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) network.

QUB is a leader in gender equality and diversity, and one of the UK's most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The University and the School of Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences holds an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff.

In addition to the application form and CV, outlining relevant experience, applicants are required to submit a cover letter (TWO pages maximum) which describes their motivation for the post and clearly demonstrates how they fulfil the essential and desirable criteria in the job specification.

This post holder will have experience in oncology but may be at any stage of training in medical or clinical oncology. This could include trainees with previous oncology experience who are post core medical training and wish to gain additional experience in oncology and research prior to entering specialty training, a specialty trainee wishing to gain out-of-programme research experience or a post-CCT trainee wishing to gain experience prior to a consultant appointment.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

This post is available until 31 August 2021

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Catherine Davidson via email to catherine.davidson@belfasttrust.hscni.net

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