Clinical Research Fellow: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Publication date: 1 August 2016

Job description

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RM) is recognised world-wide for the quality of its cancer services. The Trust’s strategic aim is to achieve excellence in cancer treatment and diagnosis, through partnership and collaboration. The Royal Marsden and its academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) together have over 4,500 scientific, clinical and nursing staff working or studying with us. Our joint research strategy sets out to maintain and strengthen this unique partnership in order to enhance cancer research.

The NIHR Specialist Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) for Cancer is based at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RM) and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), which together form the largest Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Europe. Our BRC’s excellence in biomedical research and experimental medicine, together with our strategic partnerships with industry, cancer charities and NIHR infrastructure, ensure that we can translate scientific advances about cancer into real benefit for patients. We aim to deliver improved targeted therapies for all cancer patients through personalised and stratified treatment specific to individual genetic, molecular and functional characteristics.

In 2006 RM and ICR were awarded £10m per year as one of the original 12 NIHR BRCs. The award followed a competitive international peer review process. In 2011 we were re-awarded NIHR BRC status, with over £12m funding received per year, and remain the only BRC specialising in cancer.

The West Wing Clinical Research Centre (WWCRC) is a new clinical research facility at the Sutton site of The Royal Marsden Hospital which provides a dedicated space and a comfortable environment for patients participating in clinical trials. WWCRC includes laboratory facilities for the processing of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics blood samples, essential for clinical trials as well as a dedicated pharmacy room for rapid dispensing of clinical trial drugs. It incorporates space for the Clinical Research Teams to operate with consulting rooms for research clinics, which encompass consent, screening, baseline and on-treatment patient visits. There are a limited number of day recovery beds for patients undergoing research-related per-protocol tumour biopsies/procedures.

We are looking for a Clinical Research Fellow to work on the West Wing Clinical Research Centre. The successful candidate will be responsible, under the direction of the consultants, for the assessment, investigation, treatment and if necessary, admission of these patients tothe Royal Marsden Hospital through the normal channels. The Clinical Research Fellow will be expected to participate in clinical research as appropriate. In addition, they will have close day to day supervision of the clinical research programmes of the various units and will be expected to participate in audits, perform practical procedures and deal with medical emergencies in the WWCRC when they arise.

We are looking for an experienced individual with excellent leadership and communication skills, the ability to exercise judgement, passion for their work, flexibility and a strong customer focus. We expect the ideal candidate to show evidence of professional development and be prepared to undertake further development. We are dedicated to supporting all staff and do so by providing individualised training opportunities and excellent staff support facilitation. The post holder will be supported to undertake relevant supporting professional activities and these can be done on a flexible basis. The Trust plays a leading role in the provision of education and training for medical staff in all aspects of management of patients with cancer and seeks to influence national and regional planning mechanisms appropriately.

Applicants will have 2-3 years’ experience in medical oncology and be fully registered with the GMC

How to apply

For further information and to apply please go to:


The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Downs Road, Sutton
Surrey SM2 5PT
United Kingdom

Closing deadline

Deadline for applications: 18 September 2016

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