Clinical Research Training Fellow

Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade E64: £32,569 - £52,200 p.a.

This 3-year Fellowship is aimed at clinical trainees, providing them with an opportunity to study in a high-calibre research environment, working towards a DPhil. The principal aim is to provide high quality research training in basic and applied science, tailored specifically to the needs of talented clinicians who aspire to a career in academic medicine. You will be based in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford.


The Fellowship is structured around existing research programmes and tailored to form a partnership between basic scientists and clinician-scientists, with the aim to bridge the gap between basic and applied research. Your responsibility will be to develop and conduct a programme of research work, over 3 years, in discussion with your project supervisors, as well as registering and completing a DPhil during your programme of research. You will be expected to attend appropriate scientific seminars, meetings and training courses as required and attend the Centre’s Annual Symposium and events that are relevant to the position. You will present data at national and international meetings as appropriate and keep abreast of the literature.


You will have a strong academic track record, e.g. a BSc (or equivalent) with a 1st or 2:1; honours or distinction in the MB finals, with an interest in oncology and have extensive clinical experience and MRCP or appropriate post-graduate qualifications. You will be GMC registered Medical Practitioner with full-time hospital service in the SHO or higher grade or the ability to obtain GMC requirements and practice in the UK. The desire and ability to bring clinical expertise into the laboratory environment and a strong desire to register for and complete a DPhil is essential. Experience of a strong publication record, of which at least one should be first-author publications in high-ranking scientific journals and a basic experience in academic or clinical research is desirable.

Additional security pre-employment checks


Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check


This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 3 years.


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-140317

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