Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Assistant Professor in Clinical Genetics (Honorary Consultant Status) within the Department of Pathology. The post is available immediately. The aim of the appointment is to strengthen the Department's basic and applied research and its teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students, including clinical students.

The post is established within the Department of Pathology, which is both in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine, with association to medical genetics and the responsibilities associated with it include duties on behalf of the Clinical School. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and contribute to the activities of the Department and participate in the Clinical Genetics Service at Addenbrooke's Hospital. The themes of the applicants' diagnostic or clinical interests are not prescribed but should complement existing interests in the Departments as described on their websites (

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue academic research at an international level of sufficient quality to be returnable in the Research Excellence Framework 2028, including developing a research group and attaining research funding. They will also be expected to contribute significantly to the strategic organization and delivery of the Clinical Pathology course alongside the current Lead Teacher for Clinical Pathology and also participate in teaching general pathology to second and third year undergraduates, leading to the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos or the Natural Sciences Tripos.

The successful candidate will have clinical responsibilities within the Clinical Genetics Service of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at Addenbrooke's and must be eligible for an Honorary Consultant contract. Job plans for all full-time honorary consultants currently include a commitment to the NHS Trust for between 3 and 5 programmed activities per week, averaged over the year. The precise deployment of this time and its allocation to service delivery, continuing professional development, NHS research and development and other Trust-related activities is agreed on a regular basis through discussion with the NHS Clinical Lead and academic lead for Clinical Genetics, and will report to the Head of Department of Pathology, Professor Heike Laman.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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