Vacancy for a Clinical Research Fellow in Haemato-oncology at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, University of Birmingham (closing date 7th March 2019).
This is a new and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual looking to train as a clinical trialist. The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) is one of the largest UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered clinical trials units in the country and specialises in running cancer clinical trials. The Unit has an extensive portfolio of phase I, II and III clinical trials in adults and children covering a wide range of disease sites. The Unit employs a multidisciplinary team of over 180 staff including statisticians, systematic reviewers, trial management staff, research nurses, monitors, programmers, administrators and IT staff. The CRCTU receives substantial core funding from Cancer Research UK and additional funding from other charities, government and pharmaceutical companies.
The Unit is also home to two pioneering haematology clinical trials initiatives: IMPACT, a stem cell transplant initiative jointly funded by Anthony Nolan, Leuka and NHS Blood and Transplant and the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) funded by Bloodwise. The post-holder will play an important role in the delivery of haemato-oncology, specifically stem cell transplant clinical trials, from the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH). They will work closely with the CRCTU teams, notably the IMPACT and TAP teams located in the CCH and the CRCTU in the development of prospective and retrospective clinical trials. The aim of the fellowship is to provide comprehensive experience in all aspects of a clinical trial from concept to completion and to support the Fellows development as a clinical trialist able to make a substantial contribution to clinical research during their future career and provide them with the expertise to become a Chief Investigator and leader of cancer clinical trials.
The Haemato-oncology Clinical Research Fellow will provide clinical and academic input into a number of haemato-oncology clinical trials with the aim of achieving the following objectives:
1. Develop a stronger understanding of the scientific, ethical and regulatory framework underpinning the introduction of new diagnostic tests and treatments into clinical practice.
2. Understand the research methodologies that support the identification and evaluation of clinically relevant research questions.
3. Identify, appraise, select and synthesise relevant data that forms the evidence base that underpins clinical management.
4. Gain experience in the delivery of clinical trials in the NHS clinical setting.
In order to achieve the objectives the fellow will provide academic and clinical management for a number of clinical trials coordinated by the CRCTU. The Fellow will spend fifty percent of their time located within the CRCTU and fifty percent of their time working in the CCH hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
The deadline for applications is the 7th March 2019.
Applications may be made directly on the University of Birmingham website.