Clinical Research Fellow

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Cancer Centre

Clinical Research Fellow (Fixed Term) x5

Applications are invited for Clinical Research Fellowships leading to a PhD. The Fellowships are available to medically qualified individuals who are undertaking their specialist training in any clinical discipline, and who want to obtain a PhD with a view to an academic career in any branch of cancer research. Eligibility to practice clinically within the UK is an essential qualification.

The Cambridge Cancer Centre is a dynamic collaboration of academic researchers, clinicians, and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries based in the Cambridge area. More than 600 laboratory researchers and physicians are united through a 12 programme structure that brings together investigators working on: Aerodigestive, Breast, Haematological, Brain, Ovarian, Paediatric, Pancreatic and Urological cancers. Four additional programmes focus on: 'Cancer Imaging'; 'Cell and Molecular Biology'; 'Early Detection'; and 'Onco-Innovation'.

We will fund up to 5 Clinical Research Fellowships for 2017 from 20 project proposals covering an exciting range of studies (you may apply for up to two projects). For details of the projects on offer, please see:

Cambridge Cancer Centre Clinical Research Fellowships are financed by Cancer Research UK and provide clinicians with funds to cover a full-time 3 year PhD degree. This includes a clinical salary and University Composition Fees at the 'UK/EU' rate. Overseas applicants may apply for these positions, and will usually be eligible to apply for the reduced staff University Composition Fee (UCF). This is one third of either the full- or part-time Home Student UCF, for all qualifying students, irrespective of whether they are classified as UK, EU or Overseas. Successful international applicants would be required to apply for the reduced staff UCF via their host department, and if they are not eligible they may be required to self-fund the cost difference between Overseas and UK/EU fees; this is approximately £17,478 per year for 3 years.

Fellowships are usually expected to start on 01 October 2017.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview wc 16 January 2017.  You will be interviewed by a panel of Principal Investigators from the Cambridge Cancer Centre and you will be given the opportunity to visit the relevant department(s) or institute(s) for your selected project. We strongly encourage informal interaction between short-listed candidates and the Principal Investigators and their laboratories before the formal interview.

Award of the Fellowship is dependent on the successful applicant obtaining an offer of admission as a PhD student to the University of Cambridge. 

Please refer to the Further Information document for full details about the projects on offer and how to apply.

Informal enquiries can be sent to

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract and an occupational health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, list of publications, current and future research plans (two sides of A4 only) and the Clinical Research Fellow additional information form in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference RA10443 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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