Chair in Cancer Metabolomics (non-clinical)

Chair in Cancer Metabolomics (non-clinical)

Imperial College London

London, United Kingdom

Chair in Cancer Metabolomics (non-clinical)

National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) and Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

Salary: Internationally Competitive, Minimum starting salary £78,000

Imperial College London, one of the world’s leading science focused universities, is committed to making life changing advancements for the benefit of society, and is now searching for an outstanding academic to join the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) and the Department of Surgery and Cancer, as the Chair in Cancer Metabolomics. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Europe and has the highest mortality; pleural cancers, such as malignant mesothelioma, also arise within the chest. Mesothelioma affects 2,500 individual in the UK each year and is poorly understood and unresponsive to therapy.

The main research and academic focus of NHLI lies in heart and lung diseases. The Institute is a leading international research centre for investigating the mechanisms underlying many chronic diseases within the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. The Department of Surgery and Cancer is highly multi-disciplinary and includes multiple internationally renowned academic and clinical foci including surgical technology development, discovery biochemistry, cancer biology and medicine, reproductive medicine, critical care and pain management, patient safety and engagement. The aim of this post is to bring expertise that will add significant value to our existing research.

We are in an outstanding position to combine exceptional clinical expertise with innovative science to impact the management of lung and pleural cancers. We aim to deliver early accurate diagnosis, early indicators of outcomes, and a comprehensive range of biomarkers to guide accurately targeted therapy. As a world class academic in the field, you will be part of this exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity, based at our Royal Brompton and South Kensington campuses in the heart of London, on a full time basis.

NHLI and Department of Surgery and Cancer are proud to hold Athena Awards – Silver and Bronze, respectively – and continue to work on improving the environment and culture for all staff and students.

Core responsibilities include the below. More details can be found in the job description.

  • You will develop and lead independent programs of research into the metabolomics of lung and pleural cancers.
  • You will obtain research grants and will encourage and guide junior research staff to do the same.
  • You will supervise, train and mentor scientists, technicians and students at the highest scientifically rigorous levels.

To succeed and excel in this role you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent
  • An international reputation in your field of research
  • A sustained track record in attracting high levels of research funding
  • Extensive experience in leading the design of research programmes
  • An excellent publication record
  • Proven skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of colleagues, ensuring the effective performance and development of a leading research department
  • Excellent leadership skills

For further details on this opportunity visit our website at the following link. (select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference MED00853 into “Keywords”).

Closing Date: 22 November 2018
Interview Date: Nov/Dec 2018

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof Miriam Moffatt (

For further assistance regarding applying for this post, please contact Maria Monteiro (

Committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: MED00853