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Oncology Clinical Research Fellow

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Taunton, Somerset
£50,017-£56,077 Per Annum
Closing date
28 Jan 2022
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Job summary

Here at Somerset NHS FT, we are inviting applications for a NIHR Clinical Research Fellow (ST3+) to join our Oncology department. This post is a for a 12-month fixed term contract.

You will be joining a cohesive and progressive oncology team with a strong reputation for clinical excellence. We have an excellent reputation for research, and we expect the successful post holders to develop and enhance their skills during their tenure. We are looking for dynamic individuals who have completed their Core Medical Training Programme training and have experience of working in the NHS.

The Oncology department consists of 9 clinical oncologists, 4 medical oncologists, 1 associate specialist and 2 specialty doctors. We also have ST4 + doctors rotating through specialty training (from Bristol). All consultants provide on call cover for oncology patients and there is a fully functioning acute oncology service. We cover most cancer sites with the exception of rarer cancers such as sarcomas or brain tumours.

About us

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.


Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers you the opportunity to live near some of the UK's most desirable locations; from the beautiful local beaches; to the vibrant cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, all being within easy reach.

The County town of Taunton boasts a wide range of local amenities including an extensive range of shopping, a wide range of local restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities such as Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton Racecourse and The Blackbrook Theatre. Taunton's nightlife offers a great atmosphere with cosy pubs and trendy bars.

Taunton also provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link. Travel connections are convenient with the main line station offering trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours.

Job responsibilities

We are seeking to appoint a NIHR Clinical Research Fellow to Oncology.

The aim of this new post is to facilitate recruitment to NIHR studies and other clinical trials, supervise departmental studies and maintain and progress clinical skills

You will be expected to facilitate patient entry into National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) studies, undertake and promote research activities, supervise the running of commercial studies, collaborate with the R&D department in particular in relation to NIHR studies, support other interested junior doctors and AHPs to gain Good Clinical Practice training. You will also be required to participate in relevant oncology clinics and MDTs, liaise with relevant clinical staff to coordinate the care of the unwell oncology trials patients and work closely with the principal investigators and research nurses.

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