Professor of Medicine and Director, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre

Professor of Medicine and Director, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre

King's College London

London, United Kingdom

Professor of Medicine, King’s College London (KCL)Director, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust/King’s College London

King’s College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and the largest centre for dental, medical and nursing education in Europe. Our NIHR BRC is a highly successful university/NHS collaboration led by one of the largest and most successful hospitals in the UK, namely Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT). The partnership is further enhanced through the academic health science centre King’s Health Partners.

In 2016, the NIHR awarded the partnership a further £64.4 million over five years, to allow the BRC to further the aims of the pioneering research into the development of novel therapies, diagnostics and prognostic biomarkers for patient benefit. The Director of the BRC is a key leadership position across the partner organisations, with a role in shaping NIHR infrastructure nationally.

The successful candidate will, if appropriate, be conferred with the title of Professor of Medicine within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s, and will undertake clinical duties through an honorary consultant contract with GSTT. The appointee will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally competitive research programme and contribute to the excellence in education at KCL. The BRC Director will play a key role in the strategic development and performance management of the Centre and its research platforms. Driven by making a tangible impact and nurturing an environment where scientific endeavour can thrive, the Director will ensure the BRC remains innovative, competitive and committed to driving translation through to healthcare improvement.

We are looking for an outstanding academic leader with a commitment to ground-breaking translational research. It is expected that the successful candidate will have an international reputation in their academic field and an established research programme, coupled with strong leadership and interpersonal skills. A working knowledge of the NHS will be preferable.

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact Victoria Sanders-Clarke at King’s Search, or call +44(0)20 7848 3923. To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London CoreHR Board and register to download the information pack and submit the specified documentation.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 31st January 2019. The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday 8th March 2019. 

Please apply via recruiter’s website.