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Senior Paediatric Drug Development Fellow

Job Description

Clinical Fellow
In Paediatric Oncology
Drug Development
One year fixed-term contract

Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Oncology Drug Development. The positions will be key posts in the Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology Targeted Drug Development Programme. The Fellow will work very closely with multi-disciplinary team carrying out early clinical studies of agents in children and young people at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

The team comprises Paediatric Drug Development Consultants, Research Nurses, Clinical Trial Co-ordinators and Data Managers. The Fellow will be involved in the care of children and young people enrolled on early clinical studies of new agents. In addition there will be opportunities to be involved in devising and writing early clinical studies, develop paediatric biomarker platforms and input into pilot imaging studies. The Fellow will also have an opportunity to develop an interest in neuro-oncology, neuroblastoma or sarcoma and will work alongside two other Drug Development Fellows already in post – a Drug Development Fellow with an interest in Leukaemia, and a senior Drug Development Fellow in Solid Tumours and Functional Imaging.

The Royal Marsden’s aim is to achieve excellence in the treatment, investigation and research of cancer, through partnership and collaboration. The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust, with its associated Institute of Cancer Research constitutes a centre of excellence for research and development, education, treatment and care in cancer.

We are looking to recruit a clinical fellows in paediatric oncology drug development to commence in November 2016. Candidates will possess at least 24 months experience in Paediatric oncology at Specialist Registrar level or equivalent. Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (or equivalent) and a higher degree (or an interest in pursuing such research in the future) are desirable. Eligibility for GMC registration is required.

The Trust reserves the right to amend the closing date of job vacancies at any time.

For further details / informal visits contact:
please contact Dr Lynley Marshall, Consultant in Paediatric and Adolescent Drug Development via Gynette Cook (PA) on  ( Phone number removed ) 

The Trust is committed to developing and delivering excellent customer focused service by treating patients, their families, friends, carers and staff with professionalism respect and dignity.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been short-listed for interview on this particular occasion.

Successful applicants will be approached via email. Candidates are asked to check their email accounts regularly.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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