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NHS Medical & Dental: Clinical Research Fellow
Fixed term: 2 years
Full time - 40 hours per week
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Churchill Hospital
£43,923 - £55,329 pa
Salary period
25/06/2024 23:59

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Clinical Research Fellow in Haematology

NHS Medical & Dental: Clinical Research Fellow

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

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Job overview

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical graduates with GMC registration for 2 year fixed term integrated research and clinical posts in the Haematology Directorate. 

Main duties of the job

The post holders will develop advanced specialist experience in a specific disease site with a focus on advanced cellular and molecular therapies. Post holders will be responsible for the day-to-day management patients having advanced medicinal therapies, including cellular (e.g. T/NK cells), and complex advanced therapy combinations. Essential experience in either haematology or oncology includes; satisfactory clinical specialty training to a senior level, a completed higher research degree (PhD/DPhil) and experience of the management of acute complications of advanced treatments. Training will focus on the design, establishment and execution of advanced therapy clinical trials, including grant applications and presentations/ publications of research results.  The posts are not suitable for support of a higher degree and are focused on advanced clinical experience prior to appointment at Consultant/ Clinical Professor/ Senior Clinical Research Fellow level. The posts are funded by R&D and two fellowship grants from Pharma.

Working for our organisation

Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. We believe that this enables us to work more effectively in partnership with our patients and our local community to provide high quality healthcare

The department works closely with the University Departments, including Oncology, providing excellent opportunities for collaborative cancer research.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please read attached Job Description and Person Specification for a detailed description of the role and main responsibilities.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registration on GMC Register Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent (e.g. FRCPath) Post Graduate Qualification to MSc by research with publications
Desirable criteria
  • Sub-speciality training Post Graduate Qualification to PhD/DPhil level


Essential criteria
  • General training in Haematology/ Oncology, three years full time hospital service, including direct experience of managing haematology/ oncology patients Post- foundation training in hospital appointments in haematology and oncology Demonstrable ability to exercise an immediate level of clinical responsibility as delegated by the consultant-in-charge
Desirable criteria
  • Training at registrar level in Haematology/ Oncology with significant acute experience and close within 1-2 years of specialist registration (CCT equivalent)

Skills & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work effectively within a multiprofessional team. Good organisational, communication and personal skills Excellent communicator. Good written and spoken English Experience of teaching undergraduates and trainees Evidence of effective participation in clinical audit and risk management. Experience in clinical Research including completion of a research thesis
Desirable criteria
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karthik Ramasamy
Job title
Directorate Research Lead
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01865 226122
Additional information

Candidates are invited to contact Prof Karthik Ramasamy, Consultant Haematologist, Cancer Directorate Research Lead (Tel 01865 226122), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Dr Andy Peniket, Clinical Director, Cancer Directorate and Consultant Haematologist.

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