Clinical Professor in Paediatric Haematology / Neuro-oncology

London (Central), London (Greater)
£78,163 - £104,627 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
08 Jun 2017
06 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

The appointment will be full time on the UCL Clinical Professor Grade. The salary range will be £78,163 - £104,627 per annum inclusive of London Allowance according to seniority. Calculation of basic salary and pay thresholds is based on the seniority indicated on the application form.

Improving outcomes for cancer is a major priority in the United Kingdom and has received a major boost with a new strategic initiative between the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH), UCL’s Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH), UCL’s Cancer Institute and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC). These organisations have come together with a commitment to make a strategic investment in Cancer expertise with the establishment of two new Professorial positions in Neuro-Oncology and Malignant Haematology. These appointments at UCL’s Institute of Child Health will work in close collaboration with the UCL Cancer Institute and have clinical responsibilities at GOSH. The posts are designed to augment the expertise in the basic biology of cancer at UCL’s Cancer Institute (and the new UCL-based CRUK Funded Cancer “supercentre”) with the excellent clinical and translational research activity at GOSH/ICH which is focused on rare and complex tumours in young children. The Clinical Professors will be part of UCL wide programmes which span paediatric, teenage and adult malignancies.

The neurology programme benefits from UCL’s leading position in neuroscience, as well as the UCL Cancer Institute’s focus on precision radiotherapy, exemplified by significant investment in a new proton beam therapy centre and the particular impact it should have on childhood malignancy. The new post will strengthen the position of GOSH/UCL at the international forefront of clinical research in childhood neuro-oncology. The haematology programme includes strengths in leukemogenesis but also for the development of more and gene and cell- based therapies for the treatment of malignancies. This is underpinned by significant investment in cell and vector manufacturing units. These new posts will complement and strengthen the existing academic and clinical expertise in all aspects of paediatric neuro-oncology and haematology including understanding of basic science and translation to novel therapeutics and development of precision medicine. State-of-the-art laboratory facilities are available at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, the Zayed Centre for Rare Diseases and the UCL Cancer Institute.

The post holder for each post should have a PhD or MD, MBBS, MRCPCH/MRCP or equivalent and be eligible for GMC Registration as well as CCST or equivalent accreditation in Paediatrics (or another relevant specialty) with a sub-specialty interest in paediatric haematology or neuro-oncology and Consultant status in paediatric haematology/neuro-oncology or related field. S/he should have extensive experience of leading and directing a research team including supervision of higher degree research students, training in research methodology gained through postdoctoral experience in high quality research organisations and experience of clinical and/or academic management with a proven track record of publications as lead author in high quality peer-reviewed scientific and/or clinical journals and external research grant funding as Principal Investigator in a Research programme that complements existing research strengths at ICH/GOSH. The ability to supervise and mentor junior colleagues in clinical and/or research work and organise, manage and lead a team effectively and productively are also essential.

The post holder must also possess commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards in research, education and clinical practice, a flexible attitude to collegiate working and an appreciation of the principles of both the principles of Research Governance and Clinical Governance and their application in clinical service delivery.

For further details of the vacancies and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1647651 (Paediatric Haematology) or 1647654 (Paediatric Neuro-oncology).

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor John Anderson (Email:; Tel: +44 (0)207 905 2265).

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact, Tel: +44 (0)207 905 2742 quoting job reference 1647651 or to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 6 July 2017

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.