Clinical Training Research Fellow in Haematology

Job Description

This post will a fixed-term contract for 3 years, applicants seeking a part-time post will be considered.

The clinical training research fellow will spend at least 80% of the time in laboratory/computer-based research with 20% clinical responsibilities (i.e., 1 full day per week) pertinent to the laboratory research of the successful applicant. It is anticipated that the research programme will be in sickle cell disease and will lead to either an MD or PhD.

The successful candidate will develop the research programme with Dr Stephan Menzel and clinical colleagues from Sickle Cell Research Interest Group (primary clinical contact: Dr Sara Stuart-Smith). The large patient population served by King’s Health Partners represents a unique clinical base for research in sickle disease and other haemoglobin disorders. King’s College Hospital has one of the largest sickle cell disease clinics in Europe. There is an active programme of clinical and laboratory research, including clinical trials. Laboratory research is based in the Rayne Institute and includes an active programme of research into genetic control of haemoglobin F levels.

The selection process will include a panel interview.

The timing of the start date will be coordinated with the Registrar/training schedule, i.e. targeting either September 2018 or January 2019.