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Clinical Research Facility (CRF) Junior Research Physician

Job Reference: 196-MED1777

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Cross-site (Guy's Hospital & St. Thomas' Hospital), London
£37,191 - £47,132 plus £2

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Clinical Research Facility
£37,191 to 47,132 p.a. excl LZ (ST1 to ST4)


Based in the NIHR Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, this appointment provides an excellent opportunity for a doctor with recent experience in acute medicine to gain experience of clinical research, including world-leading early phase trials, across a broad range of medical specialities within the supportive environment of a leading teaching and research hospital. The position provides the post holder with the opportunity to be involved in the testing of treatments and interventions that could shape the health care of tomorrow.


The post holder will work alongside experienced Principal Investigators (PI) within a multidisciplinary team and contribute to the clinical operations of our units. The post holder will provide medical support for patients and healthy volunteers participating in the clinical trials running on our unit.

The CRF incorporates our Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) accredited Phase I unit, one of only four such facilities within the NHS. Supporting the activity of the phase I unit is a core component of the Junior CRF Research Physician role providing the post holder the opportunity to work with novel and advanced therapies (including cell and gene therapies) prior to market authorisation. As part of this work, the post holder will support risk assessments, developing and implementing critical risk mitigation strategies for new early phase studies; this will include trials employing advanced therapies under the oversight of first-in-human accredited investigators.

The post holder will work collaboratively with our management team to shape and guide the service as we expand the scope and breadth of the service. The post holder will be actively encouraged to contribute to the work of the UK Clinical Research Network (UKCRF) working groups and present relevant outcomes at national conferences.

The post would suit doctors aiming for a career in Clinical Pharmacology, Translational Medicine or Pharmaceutical medicine. It may also suit a General Practitioner looking to explore new career opportunities or a junior doctor looking for an engaging and informative rotation in clinical research.

The post will be appointed at an ST1-ST4 dependent on experience. The post is available as a full time position or a job-share arrangement.

We strongly encourage any interested applicants to contact us to arrange an informal visit to our facility.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

Closing date:01/01/2019 Midnight

All our vacancies can be viewed on our website.

Our excellent benefits include final salary pension scheme. Please visit our website to find out more.

Equality of opportunity is our Policy. The Trust provides health services to a diverse community.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details or informal visits please contact Kate Blackstone at or 020 7188 2600.

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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