Role description

Post title Head of Department and Professor of Imaging Chemistry & Biology
Department Department of Imaging Chemistry & Biology
School School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Grade/salary Professorial Grade plus London Weighting Allowance per annum (£3,500)
Hours of work Full time (35 hours per week)
Period of appointment Indefinite Contract
Responsible to Head of Department of Imaging Chemistry & Biology
Campus St Thomas’ Campus

Role purpose

Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging

The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (BMEIS) is seeking an exceptional academic to lead its Department of Imaging Chemistry & Biology (ICAB). The post holder will provide academic leadership to the department, continue to propel the research innovation and develop the department’s strategy in line with the School and College.

This role will be uniquely placed to take a national leadership role in nuclear medicine research. They will lead the profile of nuclear medicine research, for both global impact and local community benefit, which has been on an upward trajectory in the School.

This strategic appointment will lead the development of the next steps of the King’s nuclear medicine field, integrating the ICAB activity with the PET Centre and GSTT’s Nuclear Medicine Department. They will lead and effectively partner with senior leaders of other departments to maximise impact and accrue major interdisciplinary programmes and centre-scale grants.


Key responsibilities

The post-holder will be responsible for academic and strategic leadership and will support the Head of School in ensuring the Department, School, College and its GSTT collaborators executes excellence across all its activities. It is expected that the successful candidate will take on the role of Head of Department.

The role holder is expected:

  • To have an international reputation and to have demonstrated an excellent track record with research, education and scholarship.

  • Provide academic vision and leadership.

  • Prepare and drive the delivery of the School’s plan, overseeing the Department’s activity including support for high performance at all levels.

  • Enhance the research profile of the Department, School and College and complement and support activities of other Departments within the School.

  • Supervise and train postgraduate students and postdoctoral research staff to ensure their effective development.

  • To contribute to teaching and assessments at King’s.

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  • Be instrumental in driving improvement and innovation in education, embedding this in the culture of the Department.

  • To contribute to the School’s ambition to excel in education, research, international and knowledge transfer activities, encouraging and fostering collaboration, and ensuring consistency of practice and process.

  • To foster a stimulating, innovative and inclusive cultural environment across the Department enabling students and staff to thrive and develop.

  • Mentoring academic staff within the dept to foster their personal and professional development.

  • Encouraging and fostering interdisciplinary research collaborations with other Schools and Departments within KCL and more widely within London and the UK.


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.