|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||12th November 2023|
Closing date: 12th November 2023
The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King's College London seeks to appoint to a senior Faculty position an outstanding clinical investigator with an internationally recognised programme of work in experimental medicine and a proven record of scientific leadership.
Human experimental medicine - including the development of advanced therapies - is a major strategic priority within the Faculty. It includes a wide range of internationally leading programmes across numerous clinical disciplines (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular, dermatology, immunology, imaging, women’s health, genetics and more). Our current research in experimental medicine spans human studies that translate basic discoveries, investigation of disease mechanisms in humans, risk stratification, early detection, precision therapies and monitoring, and the initial development of new therapies. This work is supported by an outstanding array of infrastructure platforms and facilities (see below). Moreover, our Academic Health Sciences Partnership with 3 major London NHS Trusts (forming King’s Health Partners) provides a superb ecosystem with seamless bi-directional collaboration across the clinical-research interface as well as supporting a strong focus on commercialisation and clinical impact. Strengthening translational research capabilities across the whole research pathway is a key strategic priority for King’s Health Partners. Our environment was rated top in the UK for clinical medicine in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise. Subsequent to REF, there has been further strengthening of the environment through the integration of the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust hospitals into King’s Health Partners as part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust.
Candidates will have an excellent track record of experimental medicine research as well as proven scientific leadership, for example through leadership of multi-disciplinary teams or a large network. In this position, you are expected to contribute to the strategic growth of world-class research teams that work synergistically across the academic-clinical-industry interface, identifying and growing promising early career researchers, and supporting the involvement of clinical colleagues in research. We also wish to maximise the relevance of our work to our highly diverse catchment population in inner city London as well as more widely. The post holder will engage with students, delivering education in experimental medicine and innovation, educating and inspiring the leaders of the future.
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.
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