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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/12/2021.

Clinical Fellow in Cancer Genomics

Job Reference: 200-CWBHT-3600638-JD

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics
St George’s Hospital, Tooting
£37,986 - £52,090 per annum

Job Description and Person Specification

Applications are invited for an exciting new position consisting of four days as a cancer genomics clinical fellow at St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with one day of academic time as a clinical teaching fellow working on the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) funded grant CanGene-CanVar at St George’s University of London. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for clinical genetics and genomic medicine. The post-holder will develop an in-depth knowledge and be instrumental in the transformational delivery of cancer genomics services across the region.

The post-holder will develop the mainstreaming aspect of the cancer genomics service, assisting in embedding genomic medicine into clinical pathways within secondary care cancer services at St. George’s University Hospital and around the SW Thames region. Their work will focus on implementing high quality evidence-based assessment and investigation of inherited susceptibility within cancer services and implementing pathways for clinical management from whole genome sequencing in cancer patients as well as development of synergistic pathways between clinical genetics and cancer services for cancer patients with somatic variation identified on tumour testing requiring further investigation for inherited susceptibility. Their academic time will involve developing and embedding education and training in cancer genomics into a sustainable national long-term infrastructure for the clinical benefit of patients with inherited cancer risk and their relatives through the £4.3 million CRUK funded research programme CanGene-CanVar.


St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for South West London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services. With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m. Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

The South West Thames Centre for Genomic Medicine 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 a partner organisation in the South East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance and the South East Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH). The 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.

We are keen to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic candidate who will join an innovative and forward-thinking clinical service which has a track record in innovation and benefits from close links to extensive research groups. Applicants are preferred to be within 12 months of attaining CCT at the time of interview or have achieved CCT and are looking to undertake a post-CCT Fellowship prior to uptake of a substantive consultant post in either oncology or clinical genetics. Applicants who would prefer less than full time hours to allow continuation of concurrent oncology training will be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Katie Snape and Dr Helen Hanson

Cancer Genetic Leads

020 8725 5333


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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
- An ultra violet image
- An infra red image

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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