Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Cancer Clinical Trials

University of Birmingham - Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit

The University wishes to appoint an academic paediatric oncologist or haematologist with appropriate academic stature and profile to the post of Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Cancer Clinical Trials.

This is a new post within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and will be based within the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. Children’s Cancer Trials are a major focus of research within the CRCTU; the Unit’s Children’s Cancer Trials Team (CCTT) has a leading national and international role and delivers the vast majority of UK’s paediatric cancer national trials portfolio. Led by Profs Kearns and Wheatley, the portfolio is now the largest within CRCTU, with the greatest areas of growth in the design and delivery of early phase trials, in adaptive and Bayesian designs and in the UK leadership of international trials.   This new post provides an exciting opportunity for an academic paediatric oncologist or haematologist to develop a programme of clinical trials and translational research and education within the area of paediatric oncology and haematology. The appointee will be expected to provide leadership and innovation in the further development of the Children’s Cancer Trials portfolio.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated a firm commitment to a clinical academic career and an interest in clinical trials research. The applicants will have a track record in delivering clinical trials and a published record of research achievement in areas related to paediatric oncology and /or haematology. The capability for local, national and international research collaborations with other research groups is desirable. An on-going research programme and track record in paediatric oncology/haematology research would be highly desirable.

We seek an individual with a relevant PhD, or equivalent, in an area allied to oncology or haematology. The applicant must have ideally completed Higher Specialist Training in Paediatric oncology or haematology (CCST) and be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and play a leading role in the delivery of undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, as appropriate.

An NHS clinical attachment and honorary contract will be arranged through the Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The final job plan will be negotiated with the successful candidate. 

Full time is normally £76,761 to £103,490 a year

For informal enquiries, please contact:

Professor Pam Kearns, Director (

Sarah Bowden, Director of Operations (

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