Professor of Haemato-oncology (106614-1122) . Job Reference: 1889102

University of Warwick
November 23, 2022
Offerd Salary:£88,364 - £119,113
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Warwick Medical School, Clinical Trials Unit


£88,364 - £119,113 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 40 hours per week.

Warwick Clinical Trials Unit's (CTU) vision is to deliver world class clinical trials which transform the lives of patients. One of our key themes is Cancer trials, led by NIHR Senior Investigator Professor Janet Dunn. Under Dunn's leadership the group have produced multiple world class trials impacting significantly on patient care and outcomes.

The priority for this post is to develop high-quality research programmes in clinical and cost effectiveness research of cancer therapies. You will join a successful, dynamic, thriving and friendly research group with a growing history of success delivering high quality multi-centre trials in a range of cancers. Alongside developing your own clinical trials portfolio, you will support the research group to develop and enhance its academic output and national and international reputation.

The Warwick CTU Cancer team are supported by a team consisting of trial methodologists, statisticians, health economists, a senior project manager, trial coordinators, administrators and research associates. The group has a successful track record of obtaining NIHR funding and charity and commercial grant income and has successfully delivered a number of large multi-site studies published in high impact journals. It is a friendly and supportive environment in which to develop a leading career in clinical trials.

Alongside WCTU's aspirations to expand our cancer trials portfolio, there is an opportunity for Warwick Medical School (WMS) to play a leading role in the development of the University of Warwick's regional health innovation campus, including Arden Cross and other developments.

To be successful in this role, you will have completed a higher research degree and have an established research and teaching background in haemato- oncology (including appropriate published original research of international quality) coupled with a demonstrable ability to establish new research projects, including successful grant applications. You will have an established, comprehensive academic network and be able to demonstrate your ability to work effectively within an academic team as well as with external partners nationally and internationally. A clinical academic, with strong regional connections and influence, you will play a significant role in ensuring the success of this initiative.

The academic component of this post will be based at Warwick CTU's purpose designed premises at the University of Warwick's Gibbet Hill campus.

Warwick CTU is an NIHR registered CTU with a substantial portfolio of NIHR funded studies. As well as cancer, current areas of interest include trauma and orthopaedics, critical and emergency care, rehabilitation and pain management. Warwick CTU has around 120 staff.

Informal enquiries about this exciting role should be directed to Professor Gavin Perkins, Director Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, email: or Professor Janet Dunn, Head of Cancer Trials and Professor of Statistics, email:

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


The key priorities for this post will be to

• Establish a portfolio of cancer trials in collaboration with Prof Dunn

• Support and develop new capacity in cancer trials

• Support the development of the University's supra-regional health innovation campus

• Support the University's work on Innovation particularly in the health theme

• Deliver clinical services as an Honorary Consultant in Haemato-oncology

The post holder is expected to split their time between clinical research, innovation and clinical services. It is expected that a minimum of 5 PAs will be dedicated to delivering clinical services in the NHS.



Research will follow four linked strands: Primary Clinical Effectiveness Studies, Secondary Studies, Methodology and Research into Practice.

You will be expected to:

1. Establish a sound research base in order to pursue individual and collaborative research of international quality in line with the objectives of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and WMS.

2. Secure, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a research agenda.

3. Publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other outlets.

4. Provide clinical expertise in research projects or their management, and guidance to research staff in the best clinical care of patients in studies and in patient and public interactions.

5. Support the development, training and mentorship of clinical academics in allied health professions or medicine.

6. Identify and explore with WMS, the University of Warwick and UHCW any entrepreneurial opportunities which may arise and to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected for the benefit of the University, the researcher and UHCW.

7. Attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences and to contribute to the external visibility of WMS and the University of Warwick.

8. To manage research projects within the University, including their financial control and where necessary to supervise post-doctoral research assistants, research students, technical and other support staff engaged in research.

9. Contribute fully to the research plans developed by WMS, including providing such information as may be required to monitor the progress of each member of staff's research programme and to support WMS fully in the preparation of material required for the REF or similar activities.


1. Provide clinical leadership and direction for the university's strategy supporting health innovation and technology and ensure that it's integrated into the University's overall innovation strategy

2. Work with local, regional, national and international partners to plan, fund, develop and commission the university's supra-regional health innovation campus, specifically but not limited to Arden Cross and the RFL, as well as within local and regional NHS, industrial and academic partners

3. Support the University's NHS partners to play a central role in the University's Health/Technology Innovation strategy.


1. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes in support of the required teaching obligations of WMS as discussed and agreed with the Head of Division.

2. To co-operate with colleagues in the design and development of specific areas of teaching and learning as discussed with the Head of Division.

3. To supervise PhD students.

4. To undertake academic duties (i.e., setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high-quality teaching.

5. To support and comply with the University and departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as may be required by WMS or the University.

Administration and Other Activities

1. To undertake such specific Divisional roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Director of WCTU.

2. To attend Divisional meetings at WMS and to participate in other committees and working groups as may be reasonably required by the Director of WCTU.

3. To participate in relevant professional activities.

4. To engage in continuous professional development.

5. To undertake external commitments which reflect and further enhance the reputation of the University and UHCW.

6. To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Extensive experience in design, management, analysis and reporting of clinical trials and related research. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 2

Higher Research degree (PhD or professional doctorate by research). (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

National and international reputation in the field of haemato-oncology. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Extensive publication record, including papers in international level journals. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Substantial grant income (past and present). (a, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Experience in the management of staff and projects. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively with a range of clinicians, scientists, researchers and other stakeholders (including service users). (a, c)

Essential Criteria 8

Understanding of the current regulatory environment. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

Effective written and verbal communication skills. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 10

Excellent organisational ability. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 11

Demonstrable ability to coach and mentor junior colleagues effectively. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 12

Commitment to Warwick Medical School Values. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 13

Excellent teaching skills and enthusiasm to support the School's education programmes. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 14

Appropriate professional registration without censure. (a)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

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Closing Date

23 Nov 2022

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