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Senior Clinical Research Training

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
London (Central), London (Greater)
£51,017 p.a excl. LZ
Closing date
18 Sep 2022

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Senior Clinical Research Training in Data Driven Transfusion Practice

Job overview

Job Summary

The post holder will work with the KHP team across Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College Hospital and with researchers in the new national NIHR Blood Transfusion Research Unit (BTRU), described below. It is expected the candidate will undertake activities to obtain a higher research degree.

KHP brings together one of the top research-led universities’ King’s College London, and three of London’s most prestigious and highly regarded NHS Foundation Trusts - Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital and South London and the Maudsley. KHP Haematology is one of the five Clinical Academic Partnerships within KHP. The KHP team are implementing an end–end IT solution for blood transfusion. The platform will enable the foundations upon which to develop innovative data-driven transfusion practice.

Main duties of the job

The principal duty of the post-holder will be to undertake research, developing a research project on the key aspects of use of data for patients and health care professional across the NHS. The post holder will also contribute to publications and be expected to participate in all relevant academic and teaching activities.

This is an excellent opportunity and experience in a teaching hospital with an excellent national and international reputation.

For further information please apply online, quoting reference number MED2804-A

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

Creating a world-leading Academic Health Sciences Centre.

All our vacancies can be viewed on our website.

Equality of opportunity is our Policy. The Trust provides health services to a diverse community.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information regarding the position please contact Dr Susan Robinson (

Or to apply, please click the Apply button.

Working for your organisation

The Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Transfusion service incorporates clinical, teaching and research activity. There are 2 hospital blood banks: St Thomas’ Hospital blood bank and Guy’s Hospital blood bank. The service is benchmarked excellent in national audits, external quality assessments & peer review.

The clinical transfusion service is split across sites including a paediatric hospital & multiple specialist units.

The hospital transfusion team includes both Trust and pathology provider employees. The blood transfusion quality and governance manager, laboratory manager and traceability officer are employed by the pathology provider.

In partnership with KHP and Trust strategy the Transfusion teams across all sites are engaged in alignment of the services across King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Participate and integrate in the KHP and NIHR BTRU programme of research. Plan, manage and conduct an original research project and associated activities, taking direction from their supervisor and other colleagues as appropriate.
  • Coordinate multiple aspects of work to deliver novel research data in accordance with established timelines set between you and the Principal investigator and supervisor.
  • With guidance produce a thesis of suitable quality to obtain a higher degree.
  • Adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols to support research.
  • Regularly contribute to or write research articles at an international level for peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews.
  • Carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions, and research groups, in accordance with supervisor’s requirements.
  • Involvement in the writing and submission of grant applications.
  • To provide clinical input into the management of patients regarding transfusion medicine.
  • To participate in clinical and other service activities with the object of ensuring a high standard of patient care 
  • To participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training
  • To participate in clinical governance activity, including clinical audit, clinical guideline and protocol development and clinical risk management.
  • Be an active member of the KHP Haematology Transfusion working group, and support the development of associated projects and programmes of work
  • Participate as appropriately, in wider KHP Haematology activities e.g. educational events, away days, and strategic workshops as a subject matter expert.
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