Clinical Fellow

Publication date: 31 October 2017


Institute of Cancer Research 
15 Cotswold Road
Sutton, London SM2 5NG
United Kingdom

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and discovered many of the early chemotherapy drugs. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Our unique partnership with The Royal Marsden and ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach allows us to create and deliver results in a way that other institutions cannot. Together we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally. The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.


Job Title

Clinical Fellow 

Job Description

The Academic Urology Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital at Sutton treats patient with prostate, testicular and penile cancers. It has a large NHS referral practice and comprehensive research programmes in the treatment of localised and metastatic disease. The Unit’s Consultants, Prof D Dearnaley, Prof R Huddart, Dr C Parker, Dr A Tree, Dr A Reid, Dr S Hafeez are recognised national/international opinion leaders. The Unit has a particular interest in the development of advanced radiotherapy techniques.

The post will be suitable for trainees in either clinical or medical oncology. The post holder will be expected to support the clinical activities of the unit including clinical trial work. In addition, the post holder can expect to develop the following skills:

  • Higher level site specialist experience. Academic Unit Consultants treat patients with urological cancer (prostate, bladder, testicular, penile). This provides an ideal background to further develop the appointee’s clinical experience that will enable them to be well placed to develop as an independent practitioner in their chosen area.
  • Training in technologically advanced radiotherapy techniques (for clinical oncology applicants). The unit is committed to the development and implementation of the latest radiotherapy techniques and their evaluation and provides an unrivalled opportunity to develop skills in this area.
  • Clinical research. The Academic Unit is actively involved in a large number of national and local clinical trial protocols frequently as national chief investigator. The post holder will be encouraged to actively participate in this research, develop clinical research projects and publish peer reviewed articles.

Interviews will be held during December 2017.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.


The starting salary will be in the range £38,200 - £47,647 pa inclusive (depending on skills and experience). The contract will be offered initially for a fixed term of 1 year, renewable subject to satisfactory progress. The applicant will require GMC registration.

How to apply

Informal enquiries may be made by contacting Professor David Dearnaley

For further information about the role please contact Jane Pickering by email at
Tel: 020 8661 3271 

Application deadline

Deadline for applications is 31 November 2017

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