Clinician Scientist – Expressions of Interest


Reference: THW/15/059639/001043
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time

Please note that this is for expressions of interest only

King’s College London and the Francis Crick Institute.

King’s College London ( is one of the world’s top 20 universities. It is part of King’s Health Partners, the UK’s largest Academic Health Sciences Centre, in partnership with 3 leading NHS Foundation Trusts: Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and the South London and Maudsley. King’s is one of the most successful higher education institutes in attracting funding from the National Institute for Health Research.

The Francis Crick Institute ( is a new, world-leading centre for biomedical research and innovation due to open in late 2016. The Institute has been formed as an innovative partnership between six of the UK’s most successful scientific and academic organisations — the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, King’s College London, Imperial College London and University College London.

The Opportunity

King’s College London is seeking candidates for an exciting new clinical academic role created to identify and shape translational research opportunities with the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick). The appointment will be made in partnership between King’s and the Crick, offering candidates a unique opportunity to establish a clinically focused research programme of international standing across both institutions. Working at the interface between discovery science and clinical practice, the appointee will act as both a role-model to inspire early-career clinician scientists, and an ambassador for developing links between the scientific and clinical communities of both organisations.

In this role candidates will benefit from both the outstanding facilities and dynamic, multi disciplinary research environment being created at the Crick, and the excellent translational research and clinical infrastructure offered by King’s College London and the NHS partners in its successful Academic Health Sciences Centre (King’s Health Partners).

Requirements of the Role

This role is suited to an enthusiastic clinical academic at an early stage in their career, but who has established an excellent track record of leading a clinically focussed research programme of international-standing. Candidates should have a strong interest in, and ideally experience of, translation of basic science research to ‘first in man’. In addition to their demonstrable research achievement, they should hold a medical qualification and have the clinical experience required for registration in the UK. This role is likely to be particularly suited to candidates with the desire and ability to influence the translational strategy and development of clinical research in a new and dynamic environment.

The area of research and clinical expertise sought for this role is flexible. The post will be based in the Faculty and research Division at King’s that is most suited to a candidate’s research interests. Further information on our Health Faculties and Divisions can be found via

Informal enquires should be made to Professor Malcolm Irving (, Head of the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, in the first instance.

We will begin to consider applications from the end of October 2015, and will continue the search until an appropriate candidate is identified.

Closing date: 30 November 2015

If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Malcolm Irving, Head of the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular, Email:,…

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