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                               JOB DESCRIPTION

                                       PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL GENETICS AND
Post Title:
                                       HONORARY CONSULTANT CLINICAL
Clinical Affiliation In The Trust:     Clinical Genetics

Responsible to:                           Medical School (SGUL): Head of Section of
                                           Medical Genetics (currently Professor Michael
                                           Patton,        Professor          of     Medical
                                           Genetics/Consultant Clinical Geneticist)
                                          Trust: Care Group Lead for Clinical Genetics
                                           (currently Dr F Elmslie until 01/01/09)
Accountable to:                        Head of Division of Clinical Developmental Sciences
                                       (currently Professor Dafydd Walters)
Responsible for:                       Shared supervision and support of staff in the
                                       section including: Clinical Genetics SpRs, Genetic


This post in the Division of Clinical Developmental Sciences is a vital component of
St. George’s plans to underpin areas of excellence in research. There is particular
emphasis on close co-operation with the St George’s NHS Trust in the SGUL
strategic plan for research, and genetics is recognized as a model for this approach.
This development has led to the creation of a new Centre for Genetic Research at
SGUL. This will also be strengthened by the proposed merger with Royal Holloway
University which will greatly increase the core of basic bioscience in the University.

SGUL is unique its location providing the opportunity to access a large and diverse
patient base. This has resulted in a strong translational approach characteristic of
Genetics research at SGUL over the last 15 years. The post holder will take a
leading role in establishing a major program of original independent research in the
field of clinical genetics within the new Genetics Research Centre. Applications are
welcome from individuals whose research area complements current and anticipated
work in the Division, and which may form the basis of collaborative studies with other
SGUL Research Centres.

Applicants should have a strong research and publication record in the field of
medical genetics, and the capability of attracting external grant support and
maintaining a vibrant research group. The post will carry an honorary contract as a
Consultant Clinical Geneticist and this will allow the postholder to develop research
clinics to support their research.

In general the appointee will be expected to play a full and active role in the
development and delivery of SGUL’s aims and objectives and to contribute to
strategic planning and management.

This post is aimed at Clinical Geneticists in the fore front of their field, and a suitable
package from the institution in support of such a candidate would be available.

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The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill the following objectives;


      Pursuit of an original active program of research, including the establishment
       of an independent research group.
      Preparation of strong grant applications to Research Councils and major
       medical charities on topics consistent with the St George's research strategy.
      Publication of original research papers in high-quality, high-impact journals.
      Strengthen the St George’s profile in genetics research both nationally and
       internationally by establishing collaborations with academic and industrial
      Work with the Head of Division, Divisional Manager and Section Head to
       ensure the successful implementation of the research strategy.

Teaching duties

      Will primarily be for supervising postdoctoral and postgraduate students (PhD,
       MRes, MDRes).
      The Genetics Section undertakes a wide range of undergraduate teaching
       and the postholder may be required to contribute to this.
      There is an active departmental lecture program for Clinical Developmental
       Sciences and the postholder would also have the opportunity to contribute to
      It is recognized that this is primarily a research post and the teaching role will
       largely focus on post graduate teaching and supervision.

Clinical Responsibilities.

      Will provide a consultant service in Clinical Genetics and will have the
       opportunity to develop specialized clinics in the regional genetic service to
       support his/her research.
      Will be responsible for maintaining their general professional training and may
       undertake a general genetic clinic if required for this.
      Will undertake the supervision of junior clinical staff as appropriate.
      Will take part in the internal management and department training meetings
       in the Regional Genetic Service.
      Will participate in the management / medical audit requirements of the
       department in liaison with other colleagues in line with NHS Trust policy on
       the implementation of clinical governance.
      Will comply with all NHS policies and procedures.
      Will have joint annual appraisal.
      Will participate in continuing medical education and professional validation.

General requirements


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      Ensure the execution of the Institution’s policies and procedures, in particular
       with reference to health and safety; ensure that all staff and visitors adhere to
       statutory and Institution requirements and local rules.
      Undertake professional development in line with the St George's Annual
       Personal Development Review scheme.
      Contribute to management of staff within the research group and to strategic
       planning within SGUL.


       The post will be hosted within the Division of Clinical Developmental Sciences
       within SGUL and the appointee will be provided with offices, IT access and
       administrative support for academic work within the Division. Clinical
       correspondence is currently outsourced and support for remaining clinical
       administration will be incorporated within existing secretarial provision. Study
       leave is available to support continuing medical education.

Indicative timetable

       The timetable is intended to indicate sessional commitment and will change
       depending on the clinical commitments of the appointee. This job is made up
       of 10 Programmed Activities (PAs) i.e. 3 direct clinical care and 7 academic
       PAs averaged over a 12 month period. The exact content of the job plan will
       be subject to review and negotiation with the successful candidate. All job
       plans are reviewed and agreed on at least an annual basis between the
       successful candidate and the Head of Division and Care Group Lead. (An
       indicative timetable is attached.)


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                                         Person Specification

Criteria          Description                                    Essential/Desirable   How it is to be

Education            Medical degree and current GMC              E                    CV, AF
and                   certificate
Qualifications       MRCP, MRCPCH or equivalent                  E

                     CCST or equivalent in Clinical              E
                     MD or PhD in related area                   E
                     Postdoctoral training in laboratory
                      techniques                                  E

Experience           Experience      as    an     independent    E                    AF, CV, INT,
                      investigator                                                     ST,
                     Experience in genetics research             E
                     Evidence of success in raising grant                             SS
                      funding from a peer- reviewed source        E
                      as a Principal Investigator
                     A good record of first or last author       E
                      peer-reviewed publications
                     Established ability to carry out a          E
                      programme of focused research
                     Demonstrate a range of ideas for           E
                      further research
                     Experience in supervising BSc/              E
                      medical/ PhD students
                     Experience of managing staff in a           E
                      research environment
                     Teaching competence at postgraduate         E
                     Diagnosis,        investigation      and    E
                      management of patients with known or
                      suspected genetic disorders

                     Teaching and course management              D                    AF, CV, INT,
                      experience                                                       ST,

                     Experience of small group teaching                               SS
                      e.g. CBLs                                   D

Knowledge/           Able to work as clinician at consultant     E                    AF, INT,
Skills                level                                                            ST,
                     Subjects relevant to the application of     E
                      science to medicine particularly within                          SS
                      the fields of genetic disease


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                         Good IT skills                             E
                         Demonstrate good organisational
                          skills.                                    E

                         Principles of scientific and medical       D                      AF, INT,
                          education                                                         ST,
                         Proven track record of obtaining           D
                          research funding                                                  SS

 Personal                Flexible                                   E                      INT, REF,
 Attributes              Evidence of continuous professional
                          development                                E                      ST
                         Good communication (oral and
                          written) and interpersonal skills.         E
                         Ability to work on own initiative and be
                          part of a team.                            E
                         Ability to relate/ empathise with
                          students/staff                             E
                         Helpful attitude to colleagues and
                          students                                   E

                         Highly motivated and enthusiastic          E

                          Team building and management skills       E

AF=Application Form, CV=Curriculum Vitae, SS=Supporting Statements, ST=Selection Test/Presentation,
INT=Interview, REF: References

Note: Elements marked SS (Supporting Statements) in the Person Specification will be highlighted in Step 6
(Supporting Statements) on the online application form. Applicants’ answers to Step 6 are an essential part
of the selection process. Applicants should write individual supporting statements to demonstrate how their
qualifications, experience, skills and training fit each of the elements highlighted in this section. Applicants
should address other elements of the Person Specification in Step 7 (Additional Information). Shortlisting will
be based on applicants’ responses to Step 6 and Step 7. Therefore applicants should complete both sections
as fully as possible on the online application form.

Date of job description: 13.11.2008


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About St George’s

St George’s, University of London, is the only remaining independently governed
medical school in the country and has been providing medical training for over 250
years. St George’s is closely integrated with one of the UK’s busiest hospitals, St
George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, which gives us a unique opportunity for teaching
and research. The recent decision to work towards a merger with Royal Holloway,
University of London provided SGUL with the advantages of a multi-faculty university
while maintaining and expanding biosciences and medical research on the Tooting
site. The creation of six new Research Centres, of which Genetics is one, to align
with the research areas of the St. George’s Trust, has opened new opportunities to
expand and enhance research related to human genetic disease.

Our Mission

“To promote by excellence in teaching, clinical practice and research, the prevention,
treatment and understanding of disease.”


The advertised post is for a research position, and undergraduate teaching would
only be conducted if that was desired by the post holder.

Opportunities to contribute to SGUL teaching are varied and rewarding.
St George’s is teaching approximately 5,500 students at any one time, divided
between courses in medicine, biomedical sciences, nursing, midwifery,
physiotherapy, and therapeutic and diagnostic radiography and post graduate

St George’s has a long history of innovation in teaching. In 2000 St George’s was
the first University to introduce a four year MBBS Graduate Entry Program (GEP)
open to graduates from any discipline.

St George’s has a joint Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences with Kingston
University, established as a joint venture in response to the training needs of the
local NHS and Social Services. The Faculty now includes Nursing, Midwifery,
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography, Physiotherapy and Social Work.

A common foundation program has been set up which allows all students following
degree courses at St George’s and the Faculty to benefit from studying together
across both campuses for their first semester, giving them a useful insight into all of
the health professions.

More recently St George’s has again collaborated with Kingston University to
introduce a Foundation to Medicine program and an MPharm Degree.


St George’s is extremely active in research and has an especially high reputation in
diseases of the heart and circulation and in the science and clinical practice
associated with problems of infection and immunity, both of which were flagged as
being of special excellence in the last Research Assessment Exercise. Research is
also strong in basic medical sciences, particularly cell biology and molecular


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genetics, and continues to be influential in the fields of medical epidemiology and
health psychology.

St George’s academic provision is organised into 6 divisions of Basic Medical
Sciences, Cardiac and Vascular Sciences, Clinical Developmental Sciences, Cellular
and Molecular Medicine, Community Health Sciences, and Mental Health. The new
strategic plan for research has allowed for 6 new Research Centres which will
operate independently from the divisions, but will be encouraged to develop research
across their boundaries. The creation of these new centres is driven, in part, by the
desire of SGUL and St George’s NHS Trust to focus and strengthen clinical and
translational research partnerships in areas of joint excellence and potential for
growth. The Biomics and Imaging Units offering state of the art facilities as well as a
high degree of expertise operate as unique and important cross-institutional research
support. The appointee will have the opportunity to interact with clinical and basic
scientists within the Division as well as with colleagues in the broader scientific
community extending across the other research areas at St George’s. More
information about these divisions and their research specialities can be found at


The Division is one of six in the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
created in 2002 to define focused areas of research excellence. The Division of
Clinical     Developmental     Sciences    (
comprises Medical Genetics, Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Care of the
Elderly and Child Psychiatry. There are basic scientific research interests in
reproductive physiology, fetal development, paediatric infection, vaccines and ageing
as well as clinical research in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Paediatric Infections
(including HIV) and Obstetrics. In recent years, research expenditure across St
George’s has been about £18 million annually, with c. £1.7 million within the Division
of Clinical Developmental Sciences in 2005/6.


Academic Staff

Prof. Michael Patton           Head of Section
Prof Steve Jeffery             Professor of Human Genetics
Prof Shirley Hodgson           Professor of Cancer Genetics
Prof Andrew Crosby             BDF/Newlife Professor of Medical Genetics
Dr Yalda Jamshidi              Senior Lecturer
Dr Jamal Nasir                 Senior Lecturer
Dr Heema Patel                 Lecturer
Dr Tessa Homfray               Hon Senior Lecturer
Dr Anand Saggar                Hon Senior Lecturer
Dr Sahar Mansour               Hon Senior Lecturer
Dr Frances Elmslie             Hon Senior Lecturer
Dr Meriel McEntagart           Hon Senior Lecturer
Dr Christiane Fenske           Hon Lecturer / Division Manager CDS

The Medical Genetics Section within the Division of Clinical Developmental Sciences
is flourishing, with an international reputation in many areas. The research section of
Genetics is very closely linked and co-located with the SW Thames Regional
Genetics Service which provides a clinical and laboratory service for over 3 million

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people and provides a substantial platform for clinically based research. The section
boasts a vibrant and expanding programme of research with a particular strength in
depth in disease gene identification, predominantly of diseases that occur within
consanguineous communities. Much of this work stems from unique UK (SGUL)-
headed clinical research programmes within the Amish and Omani communities
providing expansive sample cohorts for the study of single gene disorders as well as
complex diseases ( ).

There is a clear focus on the study of neurological and cardiovascular disease and
groups within the section have identified novel disease genes associated with
multiple forms of motor neurone degenerative disease and neurodevelopmental
disorders, various forms of cardiomyopathy and also a number of birth defects. There
are major research projects investigating the genetic causes of lymphoedema closely
linked to the only specialist clinic in the UK with dermatologists, clinical geneticists
and genetic counsellors in attendance. A collaborative study into arrhythmias with
Cardiological Sciences is supported by a current 5 year programme grant to look at
the      genetics     of     drug     induced     arrhythmia     (the    DARE    study- ), and analysis of twin cohorts is
producing data on QT heritablility and novel gene loci. There is a long standing
interest in Noonan Syndrome (, which enabled the
identification of the first causative gene for the disorder and established SGUL as the
national testing centre for this condition.

Genetics Research Centre.
In a major realignment of SGUL research strategy Genetics is now designated as
one of the six major supported research centres, and has been targeted for
expansion and investment over coming years. Currently, there are 8 Principal
Investigators In the section of Medical Genetics with 12 research staff and 6
Honorary Consultants from St George’s NHS Trust. Research is presently supported
by 3 programme grants and more than 31 Project Grants, derived from a variety of
sources including Research Councils, major medical charities such as Wellcome, the
BHF and the BDF (,, and by the Commission of the European
Communities. The new Centre will be boosted by the agreement to work towards a
merger with Royal Holloway, as the biomedical genetic research portfolios of the two
institutions are highly complementary, and an increase in the biomedical research at
the Tooting site is envisaged by both partner institutions. The new Centre will aim in
the future to develop research that has a strong translational ethos in genetics, to
consolidate the already strong links between the university and the Trust on the
Tooting site which both institutions share.

St George’s Medical Biomics Centre

Medical Genetics has close links with the Medical Biomics Centre, a purpose- built
facility that integrates genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, glycomics and
metabolomics on a clinical site. The Biomics Centre provides excellent facilities for
basic and clinical studies of cell signaling and proteomics through access to both
equipment and in-house expertise ( Among a variety
of state-of-the-art equipment, the unit has Kratos Axima MALDI-TOF-, Ciphergen
SELDI- and ThermoFinnigan Electrospray Tandem HPLC-MS-MS-mass
spectrometers, Amersham DIGE 2D protein gel systems, automated DNA
sequencers, a microarray facility with high resolution magic angle/LC-NMR facilities
for metabolite studies, and a new Illumina Array System.

The Bacterial Microarray Group


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The Bacterial Microarray Group (BUGS) microarray facility, funded by the Wellcome
Trust, is the national reference centre for microbial arrays and represents an
important research resource for the Division

Imaging facilities

Electron microscope
Confocal microscopy
Laser dissection microscope


The South West Thames Regional Genetics Service was established at St George’s
Hospital in 1986 and has expanded greatly over the last 20 years. The Regional
Genetics Service serves a population of 3.1 million, and provides an integrated
clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular service, on one site. The clinical service is
provided through monthly general and cancer clinics at St George’s Hospital and in a
number of local district general hospitals across the region. This network of central
and peripheral clinics provides comprehensive coverage.

The location of the regional genetics service is adjacent with the research unit and is
designed to allow close integration between service and teaching. The philosophy of
“Today’s research is Tomorrow’s service” is exemplified by the translation of genes
for Noonan syndrome and Lymphoedema which have been transferred from the
research labs to provide a national NHS service through the diagnostic laboratories.

Clinics currently run by the Regional Genetics Service are -

Wandsworth, Merton and Sutton

       St George’s Hospital -                  General Clinic; Prenatal Diagnosis
                                               Cancer Clinic: new and follow-up.
                                               Inherited renal diseases
                                               Tuberous Sclerosis
                                               Multiple endocrine neoplasia
                                               Von Hippel Lindau
       Royal Marsden Hospital -                Cancer Clinic
       St Helier Hospital -                    General Clinic


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Kingston and Richmond

           Queen Mary’s, Roehampton -            General Clinic
           Kingston Hospital -                   General Clinic


           Mayday Hospital -                     General Clinic; Cancer Clinic

           Epsom Hospital -                      General Clinic
           Royal Surrey, Guildford -             General Clinic; Cancer Clinic
           Jarvis Centre, Guildford -            Breast Cancer Clinic
           East Surrey Hospital, Redhill -       General Clinic; Cancer Clinic
           Frimley Park Hospital -               General Clinic; Cancer Clinic
           St Peter’s Hospital. Chertsey -       General Clinic; Cancer Clinic

West Sussex
      Haywards Heath Hospital -                  General Clinic
      Southlands Hospital, Worthing -            General Clinic
      Worthing Hospital -                        Cancer Clinic
      St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester          General Clinic
      Crawley Hospital -                         General Clinic; Cancer Clinic

The philosophy in developing the service has been to provide clinical service to
patients at a local level, while concentrating the laboratory and research expertise
at St George’s Hospital.



Professor Michael Patton         Professor of Medical Genetics / Consultant Clinical
Professor Shirley Hodgson        Professor of Cancer Genetics / Honorary Consultant
Clinical Geneticist
Dr Frances Elmslie               Consultant Clinical Geneticist / Care Group Leader
Dr Tessa Homfray                 Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Dr Richard Houlston              Honorary Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Dr Sahar Mansour                 Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Dr Meriel McEntagart             Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Professor Nazneen Rahman         Honorary Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Dr Anand Saggar                  Consultant Clinical Geneticist

Dr Katrina Tatton-Brown          Specialist Registrar
Dr Emma Baple                    Specialist Registrar
Dr Helen Hanson                  Specialist Registrar
Dr Ismail Alrashid               Visiting Registrar
Dr Cathy Coleman                 Clinical Assistant in Cancer Genetics

Ms Sheila Goff                   Lead Genetic Counsellor
Mr Glen Brice                    Clinical Nurse Specialist
Ms Ginny Attard                  Genetic Counsellor
Mrs Maria Peterson               Genetic Counsellor

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Ms Elizabeth Winchester        Genetic Counsellor

Senior Administrative
Miss Heather Hearty            Business Manager
Dr Andrew Marsh                IT Manager
Mr Ian Turner                  IT Support Manager

Mrs Luisa Gomez                Secretary to Professor Michael Patton and Dr A Saggar
Mrs Shirley Edwards            Secretary to Dr Frances Elmslie
Mrs Julie Ferras               Secretary to Dr Tessa Homfray and counsellors
Ms Alvina Rossiter             Secretary to Dr Sahar Mansour and counsellors
Ms Siobhain Coleman            Secretary to Professor Hodgson and Dr McEntagart

Ms Jo Clarke                   Clinic Appointment Co-ordinator
Miss Kirstie Clements          Clinic Appointment Co-ordinator
Miss Kelly Harwood             Clinic Appointment Co-ordinator
Mr Jeremy Kenna                Database Clerk.

Cytogenetic Laboratory

Dr John Taylor                         Head of Cytogenetic Laboratory
12 Scientific staff
1 part-time Administrative Asst.

The cytogenetic laboratory was established initially in the early 1960s at Epsom, and
moved to St George’s Hospital in 1986. The laboratory now handles over 3000
samples each year, half of which are for prenatal diagnosis. The lab has recently
achieved CPA re-accreditation.

Molecular Laboratory

Ms Rohan Taylor               Head of Molecular Laboratory
22 Scientific staff
1 part-time Administrative Asst.

The molecular laboratory was established in 1988 and how handles over 4000
samples annually.
The following tests are routinely carried out :- DNA testing for breast cancers
(BRCA1 and BRCA2), fragile X, myotonic dystrophy, Huntington’s disease, Sotos
syndrome, Noonan’s syndrome (PTPN11), lymphoedema, and Prader Willi /
Angelman syndrome, Marfan syndrome. In addition there are a number of more
specialised tests which are undertaken on an occasional basis. Recently, funding
was obtained to develop testing for the other genes implicated in Noonan and related
syndromes and testing is now available as a national service. The laboratory is fully
CPA accredited, and takes part in National QA.

Brief Summary of Main Terms and Conditions of Post

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It is a requirement of this post that the successful candidate has:

   MRCP or equivalent
   GMC Registration
   Registration with a recognized Medical Defence Organisation for insurance and
   CCT (or be within 6 months of completion) in general medicine with clinical
    pharmacology, respiratory medicine, endocrinology, infection or other appropriate
    medical specialty

A full statement of the terms and conditions of the post will be sent to the successful
candidate. The main terms of the appointment are set out below.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out duties within the Division of
Clinical Developmental Sciences under the general direction of the Head of Division
and under the specific direction of the Head of the Section of Medical Genetics.


This post is tenable on a permanent basis.
Hours of Work

The notional working week is 35 hours. Members of the academic staff are required
to be flexible in the arrangement of these hours to meet the demands of the post
Annual Leave

There are 32 days annual leave plus 11 public and other holidays.
Pension Arrangements

Membership of USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) is optional; the
employee's contribution rate is 6.35%. Existing members of NHSSS (National Health
Service Superannuation Scheme) may elect to remain as members of that scheme.

Honorary Consultant Contract

An Honorary Consultant Contract will be sought from St George’s NHS Trust for the
successful candidate.

Salary Scale

The appointments will be made to the appropriate point of the new Consultant
Contract salary scale: £73,403 - £98,962 per annum depending on the seniority of
the successful candidates. London allowance of £2,162 per annum will also be


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Offers of Appointment

Offers of appointment are only valid if made by the Director of Administration or
designated members of the Human Resources Department acting on his behalf.

Offers of appointment are made subject to receipt of satisfactory references.

Season Ticket and Parking Permit Loans

Employees are entitled to apply to the Finance Office for an interest free annual
season travel ticket loan or a loan for a season ticket to allow on street parking in the
vicinity of St George’s (subject to availability).

Place of Residence

The person appointed is expected to reside within 30 miles of St George’s unless
otherwise agreed by Council.

Right to work

St George’s, University of London will comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act
1996 which requires all employees to provide documentary evidence of their legal
right to work in the UK prior to commencing employment. For posts requiring a
recognised degree level qualification and where there is no suitable UK or European
Economic Area candidate, the Institution will take necessary steps to secure a work
permit from the Home Office in order for a foreign national to take up employment.

Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure

This post is subject to the successful candidate being asked to apply for Disclosure
from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) at Enhanced Level. Further information
regarding Disclosure can be found at

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Because of the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is exempt
from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by
virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.
Applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions, which
for other purposes are regarded as 'spent' under the provisions of the Act, and in the
event of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in
dismissal or disciplinary action by St George's, University of London. Convictions
within the Armed Services, outside the United Kingdom or disciplinary action by
certain professional bodies must also be included.

Any information given will be completely confidential and will be considered only in
relation to post to which the Order applies.

Medical Clearance

St George’s reserves the right to request successful candidates (including internal
candidates) to complete pre-employment health questionnaires. In accordance with
this, any offer of employment is made subject to satisfactory health clearance by the
Staff Health Department.


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Policy on Smoking at Work

St George’s has established a no-smoking policy to minimise risks to the health of
our staff and to maintain a tobacco smoke free working environment. The Policy
stipulates that smoking is not permitted anywhere on the St George’s site.

Equal Opportunities

St George’s confirms its commitment to a comprehensive policy of equal
opportunities in employment in which individuals are selected and treated on the
basis of their relevant merits and abilities and are given equal opportunities. The aim
of this policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee should receive less
favourable treatment on any grounds not relevant to good employment practice. St
George’s is committed to action to make this policy fully effective.

Visits to St George’s, University of London and the Division of Clinical
Developmental Sciences.

Applicants are invited to visit and discuss the position with senior staff and the first
point of contact should be with the Divisional Manager Dr C Fenske tel 020 8725
0229 to arrange appointments. There will also be opportunities to meet with key
research staff from St George's, University of London.

Please complete the online application form AND attach your full Curriculum
Vitae including the names and addresses of three referees.

The Recruitment Team
Human Resources Department
St George's, University of London
Cranmer Terrace
London SW17 0RE,

Tel: 020 8725 3314/0131
Fax: 020 8725 3426

Closing date: 27th March 2009

Please quote reference number: 200 - 09.

In making appointments to Chairs, St George’s reserves the right to invite
applications and will not necessarily be restricted to those who have applied in
response to an advertisement. The Appointment Committee may recommend an
appointment at the level advertised or at another level, or that no appointment be

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will on appointment become a
Professor of the University of London.

Interviews will take place on Friday 29th May 2009.

References will be taken up before interview unless you indicate otherwise in your


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As part of the selection process, each shortlisted candidate will be required to give a
25 minute presentation on their research to include their future research strategy.


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                 MONDAY                      TUESDAY                WEDNESDAY         THURSDAY                  FRIDAY
                                                                                      CLINIC PREP AND
                 RESEARCH                    RESEARCH               JOURNAL CLUB      CORRESPONDENCE            RESEARCH

                                                                                      GRAND ROUND or

                 POST GRAD                   GENERAL CLINIC                           RESEARCH CLINIC
                 SUPERVISION                 X 2 MONTH      RESEARCH /                X 2 PER MONTH             RESEARCH
                                             RESEARCH X2    POST GRAD
                                             MONTH          SUPERVISION

4:30 –5:30
                                                                    DEPT SEMINAR

  The job plan will be agreed on an annual basis between the successful candidate and the Head of Division and Clinical Director
  through Joint appraisal.


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