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Senior research fellow in lymphoma

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

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NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£50,017 per annum
Salary period
31/05/2021 23:59

Job overview

The Southampton Lymphoma Group is seeking a clinical fellow in lymphoma, based at Southampton General Hospital (SGH). This post is available immediately for 12 months in the first instance.  It offers broad experience in the care of in-patients and out-patients, including the management of patients undergoing high dose therapy and autologous stem cell rescue.  It will also allow the post-holder to participate in a wide range of clinical research, ranging from first in man studies of novel therapy to international randomised trials, and to participate in the development of new research protocols along with the analysis of existing studies. The post would ideally suit a candidate with established experience in haematology or oncology looking to broaden and refine their skills.Enthusiastic candidates at an earlier stage in their careers, with MRCP or equivalent, looking to pursue a career in these fields will also be considered.


Main duties of the job



You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.


To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached

Working for our organisation



As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 


We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



The successful applicant will take a leading part in the care of in-patients with lymphoma, out-patient clinics for new patients, those in follow up and those receiving chemotherapy, and the care of patients on clinical trials, both within the general lymphoma service and in the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility.   The post-holder will have opportunities to help with research protocol development, attend international investigator meetings and become involved in laboratory research projects and audits.

The post has excellent educational opportunities.  There are regular teaching components in clinics, ward rounds, multidisciplinary team meetings, journal clubs and research seminars.  Practical experience in bone marrow biopsy, intrathecal chemotherapy and other procedures is plentiful.



Applicants should ideally have MRCP or equivalent along with experience in the care of oncology or haematology patients. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a willingness to learn and work within a multidisciplinary team in changing environment, together with adaptability to clinical and service requirements.


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).


Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)


Basic Salary -  MT04        £49,036


Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview


Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 


Job Reference: 188-MT0438 - This vacancy closes on or before:  31 May 2021


Interviews will be held on Monday, 07 June 2021

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GMC Registration. MRCP/MRCPCH or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Postgraduate qualification


Essential criteria
  • Experience base in General Medicine (adult or paediatric)
  • Experience with oncology/haematology patients
  • Experience in medical student teaching
  • Working with of multidisciplinary teams
  • Research exposure
Desirable criteria
  • More extensive oncology/haematology experience
  • Research delivery experience


Essential criteria
  • Good clinical and interpersonal skills
  • Good team worker
  • Ability to manage staff and resources and motivate others
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • Track record of research including presentation and/or publications
  • IT Skills
  • Audit Experience
  • GCP certificate

Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values  Patients First  Always Improving  Working Together
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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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Professor Andrew Davies
Job title
Professor of Haematological Oncology
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