Consultant in Clinical Oncology (Lung/Thoracic Malignancy)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum pro-rata
13 Jul 2020
13 Aug 2020
Hospital, Oncology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a full-time Consultant in Clinical Oncology (Lung/Thoracic Malignancy) at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) and the Royal Papworth Hospital (RPH).

This is a new Academic post in Thoracic Oncology and is part of the CRUK RadNet programme in Cambridge.

CRUK Radiation Research Network (RadNet) is a new national network for radiation research, which has been created to grow the CRUK core investment in radiation research, and support discovery and translational research across key scientific and clinical themes. Cambridge, and other RadNet Units/Centres, will come together to form a national network that delivers research across a broad range of themes and demonstrate a clear ambition to improve patient outcomes. CRUK RadNet Cambridge is led by Prof Charlotte Coles, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NIHR Research Professor and Reader in Breast Radiation Oncology.

CRUK RadNet Cambridge will focus on coordinated high-quality radiation research in order to accelerate new practice into the clinic for patient benefit. We will be working on five closely aligned themes that encompass the breadth and depth in radiation research by spanning from developmental and cancer biology to clinical trials.

It is anticipated that the appointee will spend 50% of his/her job plan undertaking radiation-focused research in Thoracic Oncology. The appointee will be expected to provide both research and clinical excellence, within the opportunities afforded by the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the CRUK RadNet programme, in particular its clinical/translational work streams.

The successful applicants will be expected to maintain the highest clinical standards in thoracic cancers, and help develop and future-proof our services, including state-of-the art radiotherapy and Precision Medicine Services. They will be expected to lead in clinical research by establishing their own trial and research portfolio.  We are fortunate to be embedded in the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, where world-leading scientific advances are being made, as detailed in the Job Description.

They will join ambitious and supportive teams at The Oncology Centre at CUH and The Thoracic Oncology Unit at RPH – these teams have a strong track record and are driven by clinical and research excellence. We offer patients the highest standards of care in diagnostics, surgery, radiotherapy and systemic therapies, with holistic support throughout their illness.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here. 

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT in Clinical Oncology at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full-time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr David Gilligan, Clinical Oncologist at or Prof Charlotte Coles, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at

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