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CRUK RadNet Clinical Fellow in Advanced Radiotherapy

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Hospital, Oncology
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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A two year clinical fellowship has been created to allow the applicant to gain experience in advanced radiotherapy and imaging. The particular emphasis of this fellowship will be towards the technological advances in Radiation Oncology. This position could be adapted to an MD if the candidate desired.

The applicant would be involved in developing clinical trials using the MR-Linac with a particular focus on gynaecological cancers and would be encouraged to pursue original research projects. It would be expected that such work would lead to abstracts, presentations and publications

Main duties of the job

This position is suitable for individuals who wish to gain specialist training in advanced radiotherapy and imaging. Attainment of the MRCP and FRCR or equivalent are expected. There is opportunity for developing research within the Christie Hospital and Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute.

This post is for 40 hours per week to provide support for gynae clinics plus gynaecological cancer research taking place in the Radiotherapy Related Research Group within the department of Clinical Oncology.

Main duties include:

. Patient recruitment

. Assist in developing protocols.

. Carry out data capture and data merger of clinical, radiological and pathological-relevant information at the different stages of the project.

. Delineation and volumetric imaging of the cervix and soft tissue for plan adaption/delivery and Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI).

. Measure early changes in DWI imaging during radiotherapy.

. Coordinate the input of clinical, radiological and pathological data suitable for appropriate statistical modelling.

. Work with other clinical oncologists, radiologists, radiotherapy planning specialists, physicists, systematic review methodologists, and statisticians to ensure a collaborative working environment.

. Produce, or contribute towards, high impact peer-reviewed publications.

. Disseminate research findings through presentations at seminars and conferences.

. Interact with allied research activities.

About us

The post would work within the Radiotherapy Related Research Group, which includes world-leading collaborative researchers in RT immunology, radiobiology, biomarkers, pre-clinical drug RT combination studies, RT physics, computational oncology and Proton Beam Therapy. This post will be integral to the activities of CRUK RadNet Centre Early Trials Hub. The post holder will join the Christie gynaecology oncology team with three consultant clinical oncologists, Dr Lisa Barraclough, Dr Kate Haslett and Dr Siobhan Morrison. The imaging work will involve collaboration with the Christie MR imaging physicists and the MR Linac team. Laboratory work is undertaken on the Oglesby Cancer Research Building on the Christie site within the RRR Translational Radiobiology Group. In addition as a component of the University of Manchester Cancer Research Centre there are plentiful opportunities to join laboratory meetings and regular seminars on various related subjects.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description/Person Specification for further details of the main responsibilities and the job role

Person Specification
  • Postgraduate qualifications in medicine, such as the MRCP or equivalent
  • FRCR or equivalent
  • GMC registration
  • Track record of significant contribution towards peer reviewed journal articles.
  • Track record of collaborating in multi disciplinary environments
  • General oncology training
  • Experience in gynaecologic oncology
  • Experience of working in an academic environment
  • Ability to work with the MDT team
  • Overview of governance, ethics and other regulatory issues (e.g. data transfer agreements)
  • Knowledge in the management of patients with gynaecological cancer
  • Knowledge of cancer research
  • Familiarity with modern imaging methodologies used in staging patients with gynaecological cancer
  • Understanding of technical radiotherapy and functional imaging
  • Track record of successful grant proposals
  • Experience with clinical databases
  • Experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
Personal Skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience of working independently and within a team environment to achieve timely and valued objectives
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Willingness to forge new collaborations and new ways of working
  • Confident in ability, but knowing own limitations
  • Hardworking, enthusiastic achiever
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage conflicting workloads
  • Patient friendly
  • Professional demeanour
  • Must be resilient and well organised
  • Within 30 minutes travel time to the hospital

BMJRef: BMJ-86013/413-C2019-21229
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