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Clinical Fellow in Cancer Genetics

Job Reference: 271-GNT-2088118

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Genetics
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£38,156 - £50,068 per annum

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children/Royal Marsden Hospital

Clinical Fellow in Cancer Genetics

The post provides an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic clinician seeking to gain experience in Cancer Genetics working with teams at two London centres of excellence. The post will incorporate 6 months of clinical training at the Royal Marsden Hospital and the North East Thames Regional Cancer Genetics Service based at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

The post holder will have the opportunity to gain comprehensive clinical experience in Cancer Genetics through working in centres, which serve differing populations of adult patients, each service also offers specialist paediatric cancer genetics clinics.

GOSH hosts the North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH), which offers core germline Cancer Genetic testing services and is one of three nationally commissioned laboratories, which will offer specialist Inherited Cancer Genetics germline testing. The Royal Marsden Hospital is responsible for cancer somatic testing services across the region. This post will provide the chance to work with scientists from both centres to gain experience in interpretation of genomic germline and somatic testing data in the management of cancer patients and for inherited cancer risk assessment in relatives.

This post would be most suited to oncologists wishing to gain specialist experience in Cancer Genetics or those interested in pursuing a career in Clinical Genetics.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like more information about this post, please contact Dr Munaza Ahmed, Consultant in Clinical Genetics at or Dr Angela George, Consultant in Oncogenetics at

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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