Clinical Research Fellow x 2

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£32,478- £57,444 per annum plus £2,162 London Allowance
Posted
09 May 2018
Closes
23 May 2018
Ref
MED00485
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time

Department of Surgery and Cancer

Division of Cancer

Clinical Research Fellow x 2 in Prostate Cancer

Salary Range - £32,478- £57,444 per annum plus £2,162 London Allowance

We are seeking to appoint two Clinical Research Fellows to participate in research projects that seek to understand why obesity promotes aggressive prostate cancer, and to identify novel therapeutic targets.

These posts provide exciting opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research at the translational interface between the research programmes led by the Surgical Professor of Urology – Hashim Ahmed and the Academic Professor of Cancer Biology, Charlotte Bevan.

Surgical Urology has regular visitors from Europe and North America to learn research and clinical techniques proposing a change in the prostate cancer diagnosis and therapeutic pathway. In Oncology, the Prostate Cancer laboratories conduct field-leading discovery science aimed at elucidating mechanisms of disease progression, new therapy targets and biomarkers.

The studies undertaken by these two posts will involve working with multi-disciplinary clinical and research groups including imaging, pathology, molecular biology and engineering. The posts will also involve liaising with industry, regulatory authorities and the Surgical and Interventional Trials Unit (SITU) at Imperial led by Professor Ahmed.

During the course of the appointment, the Clinical Research Fellows are expected to undertake studies leading to a higher research degree (MD/PhD). Applications for Fellowship opportunities will be encouraged.

The appointee’s research work will take place within the Department of Surgery and Cancer and Imperial Urology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and will involve working on 2 main campuses: Hammersmith Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital. Clinical work to provide nominal on-going experience in clinics and theatres is expected and under the direction of Professor Ahmed. 

A degree in medicine (MBBS or equivalent) is essential, as is full General Medical Council registration. Additionally, applicants should have experience of multi-disciplinary working and a knowledge of surgery and urology.

The posts are full time for a fixed term of two years in the first instance, annually renewable to facilitate a 3-year appointment.  

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory (enhanced for regulated activity) Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Candidates should make their application via the apply click button by the closing date of 3 June 2018.

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