Clinical Research Fellow - National Virtual Bladder Biobank

We have an exciting opportunity for a clinical trainee to undertake a 1-year translational research fellowship. Working alongside staff from the Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO), Department of Oncology, you will develop a national ‘virtual biobank’ of prospectively acquired pre-treatment formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded bladder tumour samples from bladder cancer patients treated with radiotherapy or chemoradiation, with associated clinical data, and matched blood samples where practicable. This will then be used by researchers to study biomarkers predictive of treatment outcomes and the influence of rare variant subtypes on outcome.
You will have the opportunity to undertake laboratory-based research in Professor Kiltie’s laboratory ( and/or clinical audit projects. There may also be the opportunity to study for a 1-year MSc by Research degree (you would need to secure the necessary funding for fees).
The post is open to those from the UK and also from abroad. However, you will be required to hold an honorary clinical contract and therefore must ensure that you have fulfilled all the criteria required of the General Medical Council (see: in order to be GMC registered. You will also require clinical experience in clinical oncology or pathology or be motivated to pursue a career in these areas. Motivation to develop scientifically, by participation in training programmes, is also essential, together with the ability, skills and experience to deal effectively with conflicting priorities, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
This is a full-time post and is offered for 1 year.
All applicants must complete an application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 10 January 2018. Interviews are scheduled for 30 January 2018.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00
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