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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/08/2019.

Clinical Lead in Cancer - Genomics Hub

Job Reference: 180-CLGLH-3071

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
£77,913 - £105,042 per an

The East Midlands and East of England NHS Genomic Laboratory Hub (EMEE GLH) is one of seven Genomic Hubs recently established to provide the new National Genomic Medicine Service for NHS England. Led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and working with Nottingham University Hospital and University Hospital Leicester, the EMEE GLH will offer a high quality service to deliver the tests listed in the National Genomic Test Directory, for a population of 10million. This includes diagnostic tests for inherited disorders and for cancer, disease monitoring and predictive tests, and in future will include pharmacogenomic testing. The Laboratory in Cambridge is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus where world-leading academic and industry scientists are co-located alongside the renowned teaching hospitals of the University of Cambridge, providing an optimum environment to translate research findings into clinical practice.

We are now seeking a Clinical Lead in Cancer for the GLH, who will work with the EMEE GLH Medical Director to provide corporate, strategic, and clinical leadership and direction to the EMEE GLH particularly in the area of Cancer. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute at high level to the establishment of the new Genomic Medicine Service for the NHS. The Clinical Lead will work closely with the GLH Medical Director, GLH Scientific and Operational Directors, NHSE Genomics Unit, Trust CEO’s, Clinicians and patients throughout the region, to provide a high quality Genomic Medicine Service for Cancer. The successful applicant will be a medical consultant with nationally/internationally recognised expertise in Cancer genomics and /or Clinical Oncology, with extensive experience of clinically interpreting and advising on the clinical actionability of complex genomic data.

2 PAs are allocated to this post, and the remaining 8 PAs will be worked in the successful applicant’s current role and clinical speciality.

For further details / informal visits contact:

  • Dr Sarah Bowdin, Medical Director EMEE GLH via email: or
  • Amanda Clarkson EMEE GLH Project Lead via email: or
  • Colin Carr, Acting Director of Operations EMEE GLH via email:

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

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