Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Royal Victoria Infirmary / Freeman Hospital / International Centre for Life
Directorate of Integrated Laboratory Medicine
This full-time (10 PA) post provides an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated clinical geneticist with broad based training in all areas of clinical genetics to join the Northern Genetics Service. We would particularly welcome candidates with an interest in Cancer Genetics.
The post-holder will be part of a large multidisciplinary team of clinical and laboratory staff with administrative and managerial support who provide a co-ordinated genetics service to a population of 3.1 million people in the North East of England and Cumbria. The Service is part of the Directorate of Integrated Laboratory Medicine. The clinical team currently consists of 5 full time and 3 part time NHS consultants, 1 Clinical Professor, 4 Clinical Trainees and 11 Genetic Counsellors. The service is based at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Teesside Genetics Unit at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
The Service has large, well equipped molecular and cytogenetic laboratories which provide a full range of traditional and next-generation sequencing technologies and SNP array. From 1st October 2018 the laboratories will be part of GeNEQ, an integrated Genomic Laboratory Hub combining Services in Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield.
The appointee will undertake clinical sessions based at the Institute of Genetic Medicine in Newcastle upon Tyne; the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne; the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
The appointee will work as part of a multidisciplinary genetics team. Given the advent of high-throughput diagnostic technologies such as whole exome and genome analysis we are keen that the post-holder has an interest in the assessment and triage of complex results arising from the 100,000 Genomes Project.
The post-holder would be expected to contribute significantly to the strategic development of Genomic Medicine clinical pathways and the establishment of Genomic MDTs with teams throughout the region. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to under and post-graduate teaching and should demonstrate experience in this area.
Further information may be obtained from Dr Miranda Splitt, Head of Service (0191 241 8739/8741) or Dr Paul Brennan, Consultant Clinical Geneticist (0191 241 8600). In addition to the challenges of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit.
Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on, or eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee.
To apply for this post, please click the apply button and complete the application form in full, please ensure that you provide references to cover the last 3 years. For any further queries, please contact Claudia Sweeney, HR Officer at Claudia.Sweeney@nuth.nhs.uk, quoting the post reference number. Closing date: 18 November 2018. Interview Date: 19 December 2018.