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Clinical Fellow in Clinical Genetics

Job Reference: 200-CWBHT-2490506-GT

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics
St George’s Hospital, Tooting
£32,478 - £51,069

St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital and community health service providers in the UK. It is co-located with St George’s University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. The South West Thames Genomic Medicine Centre is based at St George’s University Hospital in Tooting and provides an integrated clinical and genetic laboratory service to a population of more than 3.5 million across South West London, Surrey and West Sussex. St. George’s is part of the London South Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH).

Applications are invited for a full time Clinical Fellow within the department of Clinical Genetics. We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a passion for clinical genetics and genomic medicine. This post provides an exciting opportunity to gain experience in Genomic Medicine to enhance their future clinical practice and use their specific clinical expertise to help our innovative and enthusiastic team. The postholder will spend 50% of their time in general genetics and, during the remaining 50% of the fellowship time, there will be the opportunity to develop skills in a genomic sub-specialty area to reflect the individual applicant’s interests. These sub-speciality interest areas include but are not limited to:

· Dysmorphology. This is the study of the congenital malformations and facial features as associated with particular syndromic diagnoses. A number of our consultants have an active interest in dysmorphology and, as well as seeing patients and honing your individual skills, you will have the opportunity to become involved in the development of educational tools and national resources for dysmorphology.

· Neurogenetics. A number of our consultants have expertise in both adult and paediatric neurogenetics. You will have the opportunity to attend some and neurology and neurogenetic clinics, become involved in Huntington’s trials and undertake an audit project.

· Cardiac genetics. We have a number of cardiac genetics clinics covering Marfan syndrome, other aortopathies, inherited cardiac rhythm disturbances and cardiomyopathies. You will have the opportunity to develop your interest in cardiac genetics whilst undertaking a small research or audit project.

In addition, if a successful candidate had a particular area that they would be interested in pursuing, then we would be happy to discuss this with them to develop the fellowship to reflect these interests.

In the 6 months of general genetics clinical training at the South West Thames Regional Genetics Service based at St Georges Hospital, the post holder will have the opportunity to gain comprehensive clinical experience in Clinical Genetics through working with the Consultants in Clinical Genetics, Clinical Genetics Specialist Trainees and Genetic Counsellors to provide a service to the diverse population of South West London, Surrey and West Sussex. The post holder will be expected to undertake paediatric and adult genetics clinics, with Consultant supervision. They will also be expected to attend the weekly departmental MDT meetings and MDT with clinical scientists and other specialists as appropriate. This post will provide the chance to gain experience in variant interpretation through participation in these meetings. St Georges University Hospital is part of the London South Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH), which offers core Genetic testing services and hosts the St. George’s Genomics Service.

The genetics service is staffed by a team of experienced medical, genetic counselling and administrative staff and spans general adult and paediatric clinics, general cancer and specialist cancer clinics, cardiac, prenatal and neurogenetic clinics. The service has clinical and research interests in lymphoedema, Tuberous Sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, inherited cancer predisposition conditions and endocrine disorders and staff work closely with all the disciplines involved in the care of these patients.

This post would be most suited to those wishing to pursue a career in Clinical Genetics upskill in Genomics to enhance their career opportunities within a medical specialty.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Contact Details

For further information, please contact the clinical lead Dr Nayana Lahiri, by telephoning: 020 8725 3343.


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We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email.

If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:

- The machine readable zone
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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.

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