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Clinical Fellow in Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (CAR-T)

Senior Clinical Fellow

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Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 40 hours per week (no on-call commitments)
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Denmark Hill
£51,198 per annum, inc London Weighting
13/07/2020 23:59

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Applications are invited for doctors with suitable experience to work as full time clinical fellows within the department of transplantation and cellular therapy. This exciting opportunity has arisen due to significant expansion with the service including the expansion of the CAR-T programme. We are looking to appoint a Fixed Term Clinical Fellow for 12 months. The role will provide significant structured training in transplantation and cellular therapy and applicants will be encouraged to develop a research project with a view to undertaking an MD/PhD.

Nationally the transplant team at Kings provides one of the largest services for adult stem cell transplantation. This includes both autologous and allogeneic transplantation for a range of haematological malignancies with a specialist interest in myeloid disorders and bone marrow failure syndromes. In addition to the Clinical SCT programme, we provide donor evaluation and collection services for Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust as one of their Collection Facilities. The CAR-T programme has established the first allogeneic CAR-T trial for ALL and in January 2019 we commenced delivery of commercial autologous CAR-T products for lymphoma and ALL.

This JACIE accredited service is led by a Transplant Director and staffed by a team of consultants and clinical nurse specialists. The transplant team includes a well-established team of 4 nursing and 2 medical transplant coordinators, a post-SCT Nurse Consultant, 2 post-SCT CNS’s in addition to dedicated administrative support. Research and visiting fellows in the SCT programme participate in clinics and follow-up of transplant patients. There is a dedicated transplant clinic once a week, regular schedule for day unit reviews and a weekly nurse-led specialist late effects clinic.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the transplant director, CAR-T consultants and the SCT Consultant team. The post-holder will gain a broad experience in all aspects of white cell haematology with a specific focus on management of patients receiving SCT and CAR-T cells.

This role may be suitable for non-UK or non-EEA job applicants wishing to apply for Home Office Tier 2 sponsorship.

At King’s, we fully support the right of all staff to equal opportunities and are committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

Benefits available to all employees include: Workplace Nurseries, an excellent Pension Scheme and access to the Learning Zone.

There are a number of important documents available on the King’s careers webpage we would like to draw your attention to, particularly the Trust's criminal records checking policy.

All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and for ensuring they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you apply promptly.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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