Person specification

The post holder will provide high quality care to patients and will maintain GMC specialist registration and hold a licence to practice. The job plan will be negotiated between the postholder and their clinical director at least annually.

The role will involve some educational responsibilities e.g. King’s College London undergraduate medical education / KHP postgraduate Haematology Training and Education programme.


Key responsibilities

  • Deliver research excellence, as a principal research investigator, helping to shape the future of Academic Haematology and the Comprehensive Cancer Centre and embed a supportive, collegiate culture.

  • Define and lead research in haematology (both benign and malignant) and advanced therapies or allied discipline, securing funding to develop a highly respected, international, research programme. This will include productive collaborative links in academia and/or industry and with colleagues in Comprehensive Cancer Centre, across King’s, the UK and internationally.

  • Proper lab attire

    Undertake a shared leadership role within KHP Haematology with a focus on the delivery of research and innovation.

  • Spearhead delivery of high-quality education and take responsibility for developing the talent of students and research staff to ensure their effective career progression.

  • Guided by the department safety committee and practices, be responsible for the health and safety of yourself and others.

  • Undertake a proportionate level of administration associated with research and teaching in higher education.

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.


Essential criteria

  • Undergraduate Medical Degree

  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent training in haemato-oncology

  • PhD level in a related subject

  • Held independent Senior Investigator or equivalent academic leadership positions previously

  • An externally-recognised, and established international reputation for research evidenced, for example, with an established track record and research programme which includes presenting research at seminars and/or multiple publications in scientific journals

  • Evidence of developing new knowledge, innovative research and broadening the boundaries of advanced therapies in haemato-oncology

  • Research student working in lab

    Ability to lead and function within a team and to plan and prioritise workload

  • Success in obtaining significant research grant funding.

  • Invited contributions to international research conferences.

  • Supervision of undergraduate projects and/or postgraduate research students.

  • Previous experience of clinical leadership

  • Previous experience of clinical governance