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Clinical Research Fellow (Candlelighters studentship)

Are you medically qualified and ambitious with an interest in full time cancer research with relevance to malignant disorders in children and young people? Do you have experience of working in paediatric/TYA cancer related disciplines (paediatric, medical and clinical oncology, surgery, pathology and others)? Do you want to further your career by undertaking a PhD/MD in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will support and undertake research in areas of relevance to children and young people with cancer. Your research will focus on paediatric/teenage and young adult oncology or malignant haematology, with a view to you becoming a leader in your field. You will be expected to participate in a structured clinical research training programme, supported by a scientific and a clinical supervisor. 

During your employment you will also work towards a PhD or MD at the University of Leeds. This is an exciting opportunity if you are a clinician, especially if you are committed to an academic career relevant to paediatric/teenage and young adult oncology or malignant haematology.  You will be medically qualified, GMC registered and should preferably be a Member/Fellow of a UK Royal College.  

A portfolio of potential projects is available and interested candidates should email Linda Roberts, l.roberts@leeds.ac.uk for these. The successful candidates will be able to choose which project they would like to do.

These two posts are part of a research training fellowship programme funded by Candlelighters – link provided under ‘Additional Information’.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Sally Kinsey

Tel: +44 (0)113 392 8191, Email: sally.kinsey@nhs.net 

Professor Adam Glaser

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6265, Email: a.glaser@nhs.net 

Linda Roberts

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0367. Email: l.roberts@leeds.ac.uk


It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 16th January 2020 but may be subject to change.

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold award.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


Location:  Leeds - St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR)
Section:  Oncology
Category:  Clinical
Grade:  Clinical Research Fellow
Salary:  £33,221 to £50,068 p.a.
Salary awarded depending on trainee’s current NHS pay scale and pay protection status under transitional arrangements (£33,221 - £50,068 p.a. or £37,935 - £48,075 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years - research funded)
Release Date:  Monday 25 November 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 January 2020
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  MHLMR1003
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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