Clinical Professor of Haematology and Head of Department of Haematology at King’s College London

July 10, 2024

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Job Description

About the Role

We wish to appoint an outstanding individual as Clinical Professor in Haematology and Head of the Department of Haematology within the Comprehensive Cancer Centre, School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We are especially interested in individuals with an academic track record and interest in either haemato-oncology, stem cell transplantation, advanced therapies (either oncological or non-oncological) or patient stratification.

In addition to pursuing their own state-of-the-art programme, the postholder will provide strategic leadership for academic haematology including research, education and mentorship of early career clinical and non-clinical scientists.

The role as Head of Section is normally held for five years and is renewable. It would be possible to consider a phased move into the academic leadership role for individuals who would like to first take some time to establish their research programme at King’s.

Responsibilities of Head of Department of Haematology:

The Head of Department of Haematology is responsible for academic, strategic and operational leadership within the Department; and will support the Joint Heads of School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences in ensuring the School executes excellence across all its activities. The role holder is expected:

  • To align the Department’s strategic objectives with those of the Faculty, with responsibility for the delivery of these; to optimise the School’s and Faculty’s performance and ongoing sustainability
  • To ensure the Department contributes to the School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences’ ambition to excel in education, research, international and knowledge transfer activities, encouraging and fostering collaboration and ensuring consistency of practice and process
  • To represent the Department of Haematology and School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences’ interests in the development of Faculty and university policy, and to be responsible for the implementation of Faculty and university policy within the Department
  • To foster a stimulating, innovative and inclusive cultural environment across the Department enabling students and staff to thrive and develop

The Head of Department of Haematology is responsible for the development of the Department and ensuring the structure is appropriate for delivery of the School’s ambitions.

The post will be based predominantly on the Denmark Hill campus but will interact closely with colleagues across other King’s Health Partners campuses.

Essential criteria

  • Undergraduate Medical Degree & PhD or equivalent level in a related subject
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent training in haematology (for clinical candidates). GMC Registration if you’re a practicing clinician.
  • Success in obtaining significant research grant funding, including previously held independent Senior Investigator or equivalent academic leadership positions.
  • An established international reputation for research evidenced, for example, with an established track record of programmatic funding and high impact publications which includes presenting research at international meetings and research conferences.
  • Evidence of developing new knowledge, innovative research and broadening the boundaries of therapies in haematology
  • Evidence of leadership capability or promise
  • Ability to lead and function within a team and to plan and prioritise workload
  • Successful supervision of postgraduate research students
  • Previous experience of clinical governance
  • Proven track record in education, research and professional achievement, showing a commitment to high quality and innovation
  • An excellent communicator, capable of inspiring staff and students and driving forward the Department’s ambitions and strategic aims across the full range of its activities

Closing date: 04 August 2024

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