Clinical Research Fellow in Medical Oncology

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
May 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£51,017 - £58,398
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 12 month
Working Time:Full time
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Clinical Research Fellow in Medical Oncology NHS Medical & Dental: Clinical Research Fellow

Main area

Medical Oncology


NHS Medical & Dental: Clinical Research Fellow


Fixed term: 12 months


Full time - 40 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£51,017 - £58,398 Per Annum

Salary period



26/05/2023 23:59
Job overview

The Department of Medical Oncology at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce a Clinical Research Fellow post in Medical Oncology.

This post is intended to support the department's research programme with particular focus on the delivery of early phase cancer trials including phase I and ATiMP trials. The position will be appointed for 1 year in the first instance, with opportunities for extension.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  • Join a team of research fellows supporting research within the Department of Medical Oncology and based predominantly within our Clinical Research Facility.
  • The fellow will have roles in managing, coordinating and safety governance for specific early phase cancer trials.
  • Be responsible for specific study-related medical decisions within their expertise, providing medical cover for studies and study visits, as well as out of hours cover, where required, on week days to allow for treatments that continue beyond 5pm.
  • Work in teams with research nurses, allied health professionals and the relevant Principal Investigators.
  • Be supported by the other fellows in Cancer Care and the Principal Investigators of the respective studies in these activities.

  • Good communication skills as this is essential in maintaining trust with our research participants.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in plans/schedules due to the fast paced nature of early phase cancer trials work, where protocols and requirements can be complex and change very quickly.
  • Demonstration of excellent team work as this role requires working and communicating with a wide range of individual from different teams (e.g. pharmacy, lab, admin, nursing etc).
  • Must have completed Foundation Training and Core Medical Training (or equivalent) and be able to function independently, with support as/when required and specific to the individual's level of previous experience


    Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

    Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

    Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

    Basic Salary - MT04 £51,017 Basic Salary – MT05 £58,398

    Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5;

  • Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training
  • Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)
  • Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

    Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

    Interview date to be confirmed

    Job Reference: MT0857 - This vacancy closes on or before: 26th May 2023

    Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • • Medical degree (MBBS or equivalent)
  • • MRCP or equivalent
  • Desirable criteria
  • • PhD
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Successful completion of a Foundation Programme and a Core Medical Training Programme or equivalent
  • • Experience in cancer medicine
  • Desirable criteria
  • • Interest in a career involving cancer research
  • • Experience in clinical research
  • • Experience in prescribing systemic cancer treatments
  • Skills Essential criteria
  • • Ability in communication with patients and their carers
  • • Computer literacy
  • • Proven ability to manage acute medical emergencies
  • • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • • Good insight into own abilities and experience
  • • Able to work well in a multidisciplinary team
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values  Patients First  Always Improving  Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

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    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 136.3KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 167.6KB)
  • LED Starter Checklist (PDF, 301.4KB)
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