Oncology Clinical Trials Fellow

Publication date: 10 May 2017

Sarah Cannon Research Institute is the research arm of HCA Healthcare global cancer institute one of the world’s leading clinical research organisations conducting clinical trials throughout the United States and United Kingdom.

The organisation has led more than 220 first-in-man clinical trials since its inception in 1993, and has been a clinical trial leader in more than two-thirds of approved cancer therapies over the last 10 years.

Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK is a unique trial facility that collaborates and works closely with leading clinical investigators to develop new and innovative cancer therapies for patients. It is supported by a network of six hospitals and an outpatient unit supported by 70 oncologists.

The clinical trials are open to both independent sector and NHS patients, focused on fast study set-ups to offer rapid access to new investigational drug therapies.

Sarah Cannon has been involved in global clinical trials of new drugs and innovative trial designs and published articles in numerous high ranking peer review journals, and had abstracts accepted at National/International scientific meetings, including oral presentations at ASCO and ESMO. Our state-of-the-art facilities cover 13,000 square feet and provides a premier patient experience.

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity at Sarah Cannon Research for an oncology doctor to become part of clinical trials teams. Applications are invited for the post of Oncology Clinical Trials Fellow ideally suited to a Middle Grade/Senior Junior Doctor who aspires to have a specialist career in oncology and have a strong commitment to research. The successful candidate will be offered a comprehensive training experience to provide the highest standard of medical care for all patients participating in clinical trials.

This fantastic prospect provides sought after experience to work with world class specialist consultants leading the way in innovation. Conducting clinical trials across all phases of drug development including breast, lung, prostate and colorectal cancer, as well as some of the rarer blood cancers.

There will be opportunities to take ownership of accelerated trial setup timelines with Sarah Cannon Research Institute UK often being the first site in the UK/EU to open and recruit patients and understand, through biopsy, molecular testing to better understand why a patient's cancer is behaving the way it is as well as what mutations and genetic abnormalities.

As an Oncology Clinical Trials Fellow you can expect competitive salary and a vast range of benefits.

  • Private medical cover
  • Private pension
  • 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy or sell up to five days annual leave)
  • Life assurance, critical illness cover, childcare vouchers, dental insurance, travel insurance, commuting season ticket loan (of up to the value of £10,000), gym membership

Additional benefits
We are supportive of continuous training and have developed links with Universities and Institutes to provide a programme of joint appointments for those doctors wishing to study further and offer:

  • Support for funded MSc and MDRes qualifications
  • Funded study leave for relevant training
  • Regular job review, revalidation appraisals and annual salary increase.

This is a full time role. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with occasional lates and on call commitment required. Two year fixed term contract. £50,000-£60,000 pa dependent upon experience
Desired skills and experience:

  • Specialists or Specialist Trainees in Medical Oncology, Clinical Oncology, or other appropriate specialties.
  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council and License to practice
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Experience in general oncology management
  • Ideally - have some experience and knowledge of cancer clinical trial methodology including the conduct of early trials


Sarah Cannon Research Institute
93 Harley St
London W1G 6AD

How to apply

For further information about the role please contact our Executive Medical Director Tobias Arkenau by email at Tobias.Arkenau@hcahealthcare.co.uk

Application deadline

Deadline for applications is 9 June 2017

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