Chair of Uro-oncology

Job summary

Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are seeking to make a strategic appointment at the level of Professor (Clinical) with interests in uro-oncology. The new post will drive and build on an ambition to deliver world-class healthcare integrated to world-class clinical and translational research in urology. The successful applicant will be expected to have an international profile in urological research and a...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED03027
  • Date posted 21 February 2022
  • Closing date 21 March 2022

Job description

Job summary

Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are seeking to make a strategic appointment at the level of Professor (Clinical) with interests in uro-oncology. The new post will drive and build on an ambition to deliver world-class healthcare integrated to world-class clinical and translational research in urology. The successful applicant will be expected to have an international profile in urological research and a clinical programme of expertise in urologic oncology, particularly in bladder cancer and robotic surgery. S/he will have demonstrated consistent success in obtaining research grants/funding and delivering a translational programme in urological cancers with a strong publication record. Working alongside Professor Hashim Ahmed, Chair of Urology, the postholder will build on the international programme of clinical and research activity within Imperial Urology building their own programme of work within Imperial Bladder & Renal with synergy alongside the other urological sections (Imperial Prostate, Imperial Functional, Imperial Andrology, Imperial Endourology) and other broader clinical and research programmes in Imperial and the wider care sector.

The appointee will have appropriate research office and laboratory facilities in the Hammersmith Campus with clinical office space at Charing Cross Hospital with Honorary Consultant status with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The post is full time on an open ended basis.

All members of clinical academic staff are expected to be active and highly respected in clinical practice, in research, publishing papers in leading journals, attending conferences, supervising research students and obtaining funding to support their students and research activities.

Teaching and research are considered an integral part of the post. The post will involve the usual administrative duties associated with a busy academic and research-active environment and the appointee will be expected to enhance the academic standing of the Department of Surgery and Cancer.

This appointment is a central element of the academic development of urology particularly revolving around its priorities in early diagnosis, surgical technologies and robotics within the Department of Surgery and Cancer.

The appointee will contribute to the academic aims of the Department by:

  • Planning and directing relevant translational science research programmes
  • Planning and leading innovative, interdisciplinary research
  • Successfully attracting funds for research initiatives
  • Extending and interlinking the research strengths already existing within Imperial College across the Faculties in his/her field of research
  • Participating in the planning, design and execution of teaching including postgraduate teaching and research supervision and undergraduate teaching
  • Participating in postgraduate training and courses for junior and senior doctors in training
  • Responsibility for patient care and the running of the elective and emergency clinical service at Charing Cross Hospital in conjunction with colleagues.

Further information

Full information on duties, responsibilities and criteria for the post can be found in the attached Job Description which are still under review by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Clinical Academic appointments require checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service or DBS, (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)). As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found on the Home Office website or by telephoning 03000 200 190. You may also wish to view the College’s DBS webpage for policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Clinical academic appointments are conditional on medical clearance by the College Occupational Health Service and by the relevant Trust’s Occupational Health Service that the candidate is fit for the employment.

For informal discussions about the post, please contact Professor George Hanna, the Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer at email g.hanna@imperial.ac.uk

For further information on the recruitment process please contact: Maria Monteiro, Senior Appointments Manager, email: m.monteiro@imperial.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)207 594 5498. 

Candidates are required to complete an online application via our website at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/ and upload their full Curriculum Vitae, covering letter and any additional related documents.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/ 

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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