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BRC Molecular Pathology Trainee Fellow

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Clinical Research
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed Term - 6 months
Full Time 40 hours per week
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Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
The Royal Marsden Hospital
Chelsea and Sutton
£31,217 - £49,086 pa
25/01/2019 23:59

Biomedical Research Centre Molecular Pathology Starter Programme

Molecular pathology research experience for histopathology trainees

We are seeking applications from motivated Histopathology Specialty Registrars for a six-month Molecular Pathology Starter Program from August 2019.

Molecular Pathology is at the forefront of diagnostic medicine. In the advent of personalised medicine and rapidly expanding genetic technologies, Histopathologists increasingly need to have a comprehensive understanding of molecular pathology, to be able to fully integrate their practise with molecular medicine both for diagnostics and research.

These competitive posts aim to give Histopathology trainees a basic foundation in molecular pathology, with the expectation that this will significantly enhance their careers in general diagnostic histopathology, as well as provide grounding for any later interest in pursuing translational or basic research. 

Successful applicants will receive grounding in the fundamental aspects of Molecular Pathology and obtain a practical understanding of the main molecular techniques used. While the nature of the individual projects will vary, it is expected that during the six-month period, appointees will gain:

  • An understanding and practical knowledge of various laboratory, molecular and molecular cytogenetic techniques such as DNA, RNA and protein extraction, cell culture methods, reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction, fluorescence in situ hybridization and other in situ hybridization methods, and next generation sequencing strategies.
  • An understanding of the principles of molecular diagnostic techniques and their application to diagnostic pathology, the basis of molecular pathology in personalised medicine and approaches to translational medicine.
  • Foundation skills in academic writing and basic research methodology, culminating in the completion of a molecular pathology-based research project, which is expected to generate one high-calibre publication, as well as high quality abstracts.


Applicants should be histopathology specialty registrars with GMC registration, MBBS (or equivalent), an NTN training number and ideally be ST2 - ST4 level, with FRCPath Part 1.

These are full time posts (40 hours per week). Please note that these posts do not incorporate diagnostic histopathology, and are separate from the Histopathology structured training program at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Successful applicants will take a six-month Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) outside of the Histopathology Training Program to perform a structured, supervised research project under the supervision of an ICR/RMH Team Leader.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Professor Nick Turner, BRC Theme Lead ( or Dr Khin Thway, Histopathology Educational Lead on 0207 808 2631.

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Support Team
01629 690825