Clinical Research Fellow (Fixed Term) University of Nottingham Department of Cancer & Stem Cells United Kingdom

Clinical Research Fellow (Fixed Term)



Closing Date

Monday, 13th May 2019

Job Type

Clinical Academic


Cancer & Stem Cells


£32569 to £43247 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience.


This post Clinical Research Fellow (CRF) is fully funded by Nottingham University Hospitals Charity (supported by the Stanley and Marion Irish Nee Bethell Fellowship). This Clinical Research Fellowship will involve undertaking a laboratory project investigating factors that underpin the sensitivity of multiple myeloma to drugs. The Research Fellow will register for a higher research degree (MD) for which the University’s fees will be supported by the Fellowship.


The CRF will be at, or above, Specialty Trainee level 3 (ST3) in Haematology and will have previously attained successful outcomes in Annual Assessments of Competency Progression (ARCPs) or equivalent. This post does not attract a National Training Number (NTN) but existing NTN holders in Haematology may apply to their host clinical training programme for time out of programme for research (OOPR). Further information on the OOPR process is available from an NTN holder’s clinical training programme directors in the region in which the NTN is currently held.


The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-professional team including scientists and clinicians, working under the direction of Dr Claire Seedhouse, Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham and Dr Dean Smith Consultant Haematologist within the Clinical Haematology department of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. 


Research in Haematology

The Haematology Research Group encompasses both clinical and laboratory research. Our aim is to learn more about learn more about the biology of the diseases, characterise new drug targets, and identify better treatments for people with blood-related disorders.  


Our laboratory research focuses on understanding both the pathogenesis of blood cancers and the chemoresistance phenotype often seen in the diseases. Research aims to identify ways to maximise therapeutic efficacy of existing drugs and evaluate new treatments. The CRF will explore the apoptotic response to drugs in multiple myeloma. All MD students have access to the School of Medicine’s Doctoral Researcher Development Programme which offers a broad range of research-based and transferable skills courses. 


Clinical Haematology

The Myeloma service is led by Dr Dean Smith and includes 4 consultants and 2 Myeloma Clinical Nurse Specialists. A multidisciplinary myeloma clinic is held twice a week. In addition, there are 3 nurse-led clinics weekly and an MGUS clinic monthly. Approximately 120 new patients are seen every year with 800 in active follow-up. 


The person appointed will have dedicated time to develop clinical competencies through training in the management of patients with myeloma within this department. An Honorary contract will be sought from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.


This is a full time, 38.50h per week, or part time (0.6FTE), will be offered on a fixed term contract from 01 August 2019 until 31 July 2021.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Research Supervisor, Dr Seedhouse tel: 0115 8231822 or email or Supervising Consultant Dr Smith email Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted. NTN holders who wish to discuss whether clinical competencies acquired in this post might be counted towards competency-based training should approach: Clinical Training Programme Director: Dr Bishton: 


Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;




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