Clinical Research Fellowship Sarcoma Unit

We are offering a position for a Clinical Fellow in the Sarcoma unit that would be suitable for a Medical Oncology Trainee who wishes to gain experience in management of soft tissue sarcoma. 

About this fellowship:

Download the ful job description 

Supervisors: 

Dr Charlotte Benson , Dr Robin Jones 

Length: 

6-12 months depending on progress

Eligibility:

As per person specifications:

  • Eligible for full GMC registration
  • Experience  in Medical Oncology at Specialist Registrar level or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent

For more details, please see the job description

Fellowship Outline:

The research fellow has particular responsibility for patients in the Sarcoma unit participating in clinical trials. The role includes attending the two weekly multidisciplinary team meetings and relevant out-patient clinics to highlight potential participants to be recruited to trials; consenting patients, assessing and recording acute and late toxicities, reporting adverse events and performing response assessment. General duties will include assisting with other clinical studies, general out-patient duties and support the Specialist Registrar on the Unit as well as working closely with all members of the research team. 

The Trust is the largest training centre in clinical and medical oncology in the country. In medical oncology the Trust collaborates with other training centres, through the Pan-Thames Training Committee, to provide training in all aspects of medical oncology necessary for the MRCP and the CCT. All consultants are expected to be involved in the training of Specialist Trainees, Specialist Registrars and visiting trainees. In addition, collaboration in training programmes for radiographers, nurses and allied health professionals is expected. The post holder will be expected to:

We believe that this post provides oncologists with a good training in the care of patients with a wide variety of soft tissue sarcomas and would represent a sound basis for someone who wishes to specialise in the management of these diseases.  Candidates learn about many aspects of clinical trials in cancer including regulatory affairs, adverse event reporting, response assessment and, on occasion, protocol writing.  There is ample scope for contributing to writing papers and our fellows have a good track record of publication.  There is protected time to allow for academic activities in the timetable

Research

Research is a very high priority for the Trust and there are many active research programmes within the Sarcoma Unit which are open to collaboration. The Unit has a long established track record for clinical and translational research in conjunction with the Institute of Cancer Research. 

Training

The Trust is the largest training centre in clinical and medical oncology in the country. In medical oncology the Trust collaborates with other training centres, through the Pan-Thames Training Committee, to provide training in all aspects of medical oncology necessary for the MRCP and the CCT. All consultants are expected to be involved in the training of Specialist Trainees, Specialist Registrars and visiting trainees. In addition, collaboration in training programmes for radiographers, nurses and allied health professionals is expected. 

For more information and to apply, please contact us on sarcoma.medcialoncology@rmh.nhs.uk