Junior Clinician in Oncology (2 Posts)

University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital is seeking to recruit Junior Clinicians (service specific intern) to join our oncology/radiotherapy team. This position may suit someone who has recently completed a rotating internship and who is looking for the next step towards specialization.

You will support the delivery of an efficient and effective small animal oncology referral service by providing clinical activity under supervision of our 3 Oncology Diplomates, and by contributing to out-of-hours service provision.   Our Oncology/radiotherapy service, through the use of advanced imaging techniques, specialist knowledge and treatment facilities, strives to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient under the direction of a specialist.

The School of Veterinary Medicine has an excellent international reputation in teaching, clinical services and research and is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of Establishments of Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).  Our purpose-built hospital is one of the most sophisticated in Europe allowing companion animals from across the United Kingdom to benefit for the most advanced care available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year from some of the best specialist vets in the world.

The Small Animal Hospital is located adjacent to the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in the picturesque Garscube Estate, 10 minutes’ drive from the vibrant “West End” of Glasgow, and less than one hour from Loch Lomond. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the UK, and has recently been named the top cultural and creative centre in the UK in a European Commission report (https://composite-indicators.jrc.ec.europa.eu/cultural-creative-cities-monitor/). The same study rated Glasgow as the top city in Europe for openness, tolerance and trust. In addition, the New York Times ranked Glasgow in the top10 cities to visit worldwide in 2018 (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/travel/places-to-visit.html).

Applications are invited from candidates with a veterinary degree registerable with RCVS who have completed a rotating internship or equivalent and have post-graduate clinical experience in small animal oncology.

Job purpose

To contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective small animal oncology referral service by providing clinical activity in the Small Animal Hospital under supervision of ECVIM Diplomates and residency-trained clinicians.  To contribute to the School objectives relevant to national and international excellence in clinical service, teaching and research.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


1. To contribute to the delivery of a small animal oncology referral service by providing a high quality service and appropriate advice to external referring practices and owners that will consequently maintain a clinical referral workload necessary to support the commercial, teaching and scholarship activities.

2. To support the development of novel approaches and techniques to aid diagnosis and treatment and exploit the opportunities to enhance the income generation capability of the service.

3. To contribute to the out-of-hours referral service provision at weekends on a 1:4 basis which may include CT image acquisition.

4. To participate in the out-of-hours first opinion service if required, ensuring adequate cover is available for the provision of direct supervision, advice and expertise when required.

5. To ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements of the appropriate speciality and the RCVS.

6. To participate in promotional activities and events relating to the Small Animal Hospital.

7. To contribute to the ongoing development of the academic discipline of the Division.


8. To support the delivery of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching activities within veterinary oncology in accordance with established programme.

9. To support the development of creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, in accordance with the University’s Quality Enhancement Strategy, so that the educational opportunities available to students are maintained or improved.

10. To deliver a range of assessment activities and engage fully in the examination process as appropriate, [using a variety of methods and techniques] and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support learning.

Clinical Scholarship:

11. To support and collaborate in appropriate clinical scholarship projects/trials within the Small Animal Hospital and to present findings at national and international meetings to ensure a high profile for the School, as well as the University of Glasgow.

12. To attend and actively participate in national/international events/research seminars/conferences within the service area.


13. To contribute to the administrative work of the Hospital/Division as assigned by the Clinical Director/Head of Division.

14. To contribute to the performance and development review processes as appropriate in accordance with university strategy.

Knowledge, Qualifications


A1 Veterinary degree registerable with RCVS.


B1 Prior training and experience in small animal oncology and/or radiotherapy.

B2 Masters, PhD [or other evidence of research training].



C1 High standard of communication skills both orally and written.

C2 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

C3 Self-motivated, able to plan for contingencies and think strategically.

C4 High standard of presentation skills.

C5 Ability to provide advice to clinicians and external veterinary surgeons.


D1 Ability to provide veterinary care to small animal patients receiving specialist care in the small animal hospital.

D2 Understanding and experience of statistics, databases and other IT applications/packages.



E1 Post-graduate clinical experience in small animal oncology, internal medicine and anaesthesia equivalent to the level of a rotating internship.


F1 Previous experience within a clinical setting.

F2 Teaching experience relevant to the HE sector.

F3 A track-record of clinical publications.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 6, SP 25, £32,332 per annum.

This post is full time and fixed term for up to 1 year.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension – pensions handbook https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University  https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Informal Enquiries should be directed Professor Jo Morris, [email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 131589,    Closing Date: 20 November 2023.

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