Clinical Lecturer


Division of Cancer Sciences
The University of Manchester
Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC)
555 Wilmslow Road
Manchester, UK M20 4GJ

The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) is a unique collaboration between The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.  The Centre brings together the expertise, vision and resources of its partner organisations and provides outstanding facilities where scientists, doctors, nurses, and other academics and allied health professionals can work closely together.


Job Title

Clinical Lecturer/Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology with an interest in Lymphoma

Job Description

This is an outstanding opportunity for a medical oncologist with a specialist interest in lymphoma to apply for a new Lecturer/Clinical Senior Lecturer post at The University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. 

The post provides world class clinical facilities to conduct clinical trials at the Christie Clinical Research Facility (Oak Rd Treatment Centre), including early phase trials of experimental therapeutics and emerging cellular therapies supported by the Innovate UK iMATCH programme. There is scope to develop high impact investigator led trials with commercial and academic partners. There are also excellent opportunities for translational research in collaboration with academic colleagues at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, Stoller Centre for Biomarker Research, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group, Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, Manchester Cancer Research Centre Biobank and the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine. The post holder will have additional opportunities to collaborate with researchers in cardiovascular medicine though a newly formed cardio-oncology clinical and academic alliance, musculoskeletal, fertility and other disciplines within our late effects research programme.  The appointee will be expected to deliver one programmed activity of undergraduate teaching per week and to develop and co-ordinate existing and emerging strengths to ensure that Manchester maintains their nationally and internationally leading profile in lymphoma treatment and research.

The appointee will be part of a stimulating research community that performs to the highest international levels in research. They will have access to the excellent research facilities that The University of Manchester offers. 


Clinical Service

  • Deliver a high quality comprehensive clinical service for Lymphoma patients.  This includes patients in the outpatient, inpatient and ambulatory settings receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy.
  • Provide Medical Oncology input to the Lymphoma MDT.
  • Work collaboratively within the Lymphoma Group to develop Medical Oncology services for lymphoma patients living in Greater Manchester and Cheshire and beyond. 
  • Participate in a 1:20 Medical Oncology out of hours on-call service. 


  • Conduct research of international quality commensurate with the priorities of the Division of Cancer Sciences and publish findings in peer-reviewed high impact journals of national/international standing.
  • Lead, develop and support a programme of translational and/or clinical research in one or more areas of early phase clinical trials, treatment-related late effects or cross-cutting biomarker research.
  • To make successful bids for external funding. 
  • Develop productive research collaborations with Groups in the Division of Cancer Sciences and with other Divisions, Schools and Faculties.
  • Develop productive national and international research collaborations and partnerships to further the acquisition of new knowledge. 


  • Directly teach and mentor undergraduate medical students.
  • Contribute to undergraduate taught programmes, admissions, student support and progression.
  • Supervise undergraduate dissertations.
  • Play a full role in postgraduate training of doctors and other professionals allied to Medical Oncology.
  • Attract, supervise and support postgraduate research students at Masters and Doctoral levels.
  • Provide academic leadership and innovation and promote excellence in learning and teaching at The University.
  • There is additional scope to develop an integrated educational role with the School of Oncology and The University 


  • Participate as a full member of the Division of Cancer Sciences and Department of Medical Oncology through activities, meetings, events etc.
  • Provide academic leadership, development, mentoring and career management for junior colleagues.
  • Advise upon and contribute to the development of academic staff in areas of research, teaching and publications.
  • Contribute to the Division of Cancer Sciences, Experimental Cancer Medicine Team and Department of Medical Oncology strategy documents.
  • Assist in enhancing the international standing and profile of the Division of Cancer Sciences and Department of Medical Oncology.
  • Forge relations with the academic sector, the public sector, industry and the community compatible with the University and Trust’s external affairs agenda.



  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Certificate of completion of sub-specialty training in Medical Oncology, or evidence of completion within 6 months of the date of the Appointments Committee
  • PhD or equivalent

Training & Managerial Experience

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in teaching/education
  • Knowledge and experience of clinical audit
  • Up to date Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training
  • Evidence of communication skills training in advanced techniques for communicating significant news to patients
  • Knowledge of General Medical Council requirements for revalidation and the UK National Health Service process of appraisal

Academic & Research Achievements

  • Clinical drug development and translational research experience
  • Evidence of ability to provide academic leadership
  • Demonstrable ability to progress to having an international research profile
  • Ability to apply for and be successful in being awarded peer reviewed grant income
  • Recent articles in peer reviewed publications
  • The ability to initiate, design and supervise clinical research
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues in other disciplines
  • Ability to manage research projects
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research students and assistants

Personal Skills

  • Clinical research leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate all levels of staff and insight into skills required for different members of the clinical and research teams
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible approach to work
  • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to prioritise and handle competing demands.
  • Ability to undertake reflective practice in clinical work and appreciate the importance of this for maintaining high standards of clinical care

How to apply?

For more details, please view the position details on our website.

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General enquiries


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support


Tel: 0161 850 2004

Application deadline

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on 23 July 2018

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