Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute

Contact person Chris Caulfield
Address Institute Li Ka Shing Centre
Robinson Way Cambridge
Cambridgeshire CB2 0RE

United Kingdom

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This post represents an excellent opportunity for an individual wishing to gain further experience in cancer clinical trials and, in particular Phase I and Experimental Cancer Medicine studies.

Job Description

The post is ideally suited to a clinician who has either completed or is close to completing their specialist training in medical oncology, and has already been involved in the development and delivery of clinical or translational research, in collaboration with clinical academics and/or industry collaborators. However, other clinically trained individuals, at an earlier stage of their medical oncology career would also be considered.

The post is available for 12 months in the first instance, starting immediately, and the successful individual will have a prominent role in the recruitment and care of patients with cancer, participating in clinical trials. Participation in research active outpatient clinics will also be expected. A knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is expected and other, trial specific training will be provided. There will also be the opportunity to attend other trial design related training opportunities and also to present clinical data at national and international meetings.

The post will be held in the CRUK Cambridge Institute, under the direction of Prof. Duncan Jodrell (Senior Group Leader and Director of the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre) and based, with honorary clinical status, at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust, Cancer Directorate and the Addenbrooke's Centre for Clinical Investigation.


  • MB BS or equivalent
  • Suitable for registration with the General Medical Council
  • Specialist training in medical or clinical oncology (Desirable)

Clinical experience

  • Experience of the management of patients with oncological or haematological malignancy
  • Previous experience of clinical trials
  • Experience of working in a regulated (GCP) environment (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated interest in translational medicine and therapeutics research (Desirable)

Management and administration

  • Evidence of being able to establish good professional relationships with patients and colleagues
  • Ability to keep good medical records and communicate with other hospital departments and primary care.
  • Good organisation
  • Computer literate (Desirable)


  • Enthusiastic commitment
  • Initiative
  • Ability to organise own learning and time (Desirable)


  • Punctual, reliable, honest and caring
  • Potential to cope with stressful situations and undertake responsibility
  • Ability to understand and communicate with patients and colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (Desirable)


  • An understanding of the principles and reasons for audit
  • Participation in audit


  • Evidence of participation in clinical or translational research

Teaching experience

  • Experience in teaching medical students and junior doctors (Desirable)