Clinical Research Fellow x 3

Job summary

The Clinical Research Fellows (3 positions available) will be working with a group of clinicians and scientists to contribute to a multidisciplinary research programme focused on the investigation of biomarkers and treatment pathways for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders. The scope of the research may entail clinical trials, microbiome work, various analytical techniques, and scientific laboratory skills...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02852
  • Date posted 30 November 2021
  • Closing date 9 January 2022

Job description

Job summary

The Clinical Research Fellows (3 positions available) will be working with a group of clinicians and scientists to contribute to a multidisciplinary research programme focused on the investigation of biomarkers and treatment pathways for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders. The scope of the research may entail clinical trials, microbiome work, various analytical techniques, and scientific laboratory skills in collaboration with scientists across Imperial College and other universities.

Specific projects include:

  1. Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for treatment of faecal incontinence after radiotherapy for pelvic cancers.
  2. Tumour clonal evolution and host response during systemic chemotherapy for colorectal cancer peritoneal metastases; and
  3. The CHEMOGUT Study: Identification of circulating markers of colonic gut microbiome function, involved in the regulation of therapeutic responses in colorectal cancer.

Clinical work may be undertaken to provide on-call / cover clinics only at the direction of Prof George Hanna. 

Duties and responsibilities

Role of the Clinical Research Fellow is to:

  • Provide a commitment to Imperial College London over a period to perform research leading to a higher research degree (MD(Res), PhD
  • Ensure ALS, ATLS and PALS (where appropriate) qualifications are up to date
  • Provide regular resident medical officer support to Charing Cross Hospital on a rota (without cover)
  • Provide urgent and immediate clinical support for patients in response to verbal or written requests by admitting Consultants and or Registered nursing staff
  • Ensure timekeeping, high clinical standards and six weeks notification of upcoming study/annual leave (maximum six weeks per year)

Key Responsibilities within Imperial College:

Each post-holder will be supported by scientists to develop the necessarily skills to execute the research needed for the PhD. In addition, the post holder needs to:

  • Plan and carry out research in accordance with the project aims
  • Generate and display the results and interpret their implications
  • Write results for publication and dissemination via presentations and peer-reviewed journals
  • Present research findings to colleagues and at conferences
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
  • Develop contacts and research collaborations within the Department/Division/Faculty and wider academic community in order to further the project aims

Key responsibilities in the associated Hospital:

These will be defined in a separate job description provided by the NHS/Private Hospital wherever the clinical aspect of this role is located. An honorary contract / license to attend at the appropriate level will be issued by the hospital.

Essential requirements

You must have a degree in Medicine or equivalent and hold a full GMC registration with a licence to practice. MRCS / MRCP qualification is essential for appointment to this post. You should have evidence of an interest in Research and be trained to ST3 or above in General Surgery / General Medicine.

You should have sound knowledge and experience in the management of critically ill patients and be able to present yourself at conferences and seminars with authority and coherence.

Surgical, gastroenterology and oncology trainees are invited to apply.

Further information

These 3 posts are offered on a full time, fixed term basis until 30th September 2024 in the first instance with research commitments based at the Hammersmith Campus with some clinical duties at Charing Cross or St Mary’s Hospital.

The College is supportive of flexible working.  The Department is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people subject to operational arrangements.

Salary: £50,017 - £56,077 (plus £2,162 London allowance pa). Please note, if you’re not on an approved NHS training programme you will be appointed on the Clinical staff not holding consultant contracts salary scale.

Should you have any queries please contact Dr Tony Tarragona-Fiol at t.tarragona@imperial.ac.uk.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes which are ultimately aimed towards finding new treatments and making scientific and medical advances, and where there are no satisfactory or reasonably practical alternatives to their use. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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