Person specification

Essential criteria

  1. Higher academic degree (PhD or medical equivalent)

  2. A world class record of research centered around genetics, with evidence of a sustained track record of securing external grant funding

  3. An extensive publication record, REF returnable at 4* level

  4. Experience of undergraduate and/or post graduate teaching at a leadership level

  5. Ability to identify research and/or clinical synergies and foster collaborative partnerships

  6. Ability to work effectively across organizational boundaries

  7. Experience of supervision of PhD students

  8. Excellent communication skills, with an ability to engage a wide range of people at all levels both scientifically and more broadly

  9. The ability to nurture a collaborative, inclusive and supportive environment

    Clinical skills seminar

  10. Experience in mentoring and developing junior colleagues

  11. A commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion


Head of Department - additional criteria

  1. Demonstrable leadership skills

  2. Experience in developing industrial partnerships and/or collaborations

  3. Exposure to developing departmental research and educational strategies

Equal opportunities

King’s College London recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its academic and economic strengths. The following principles apply in respect of the university’s commitment to equality and diversity:

  • To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity;

  • To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential community;

  • To ensure that all university members and prospective members are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds such as age, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, trans status, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction;

  • To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation;

  • To foster good relations between individuals from different groups and tackle prejudice and promote understanding.