Professor of Cancer Studies and Joint Head of School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences (Head of Comprehensive Cancer Centre)

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King's College London

London, United Kingdom

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Role coordinated by:

Dr Urvashi Ramphul


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Primary Practice Group: Academic Medicine and Health Sciences

Salary & Benefits: Professor. This role will attract an honorarium which will be paid in addition to the appointee’s substantive salary, for the period that they are in the leadership role.

Closing Date: 17/06/2024

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. We are dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place.

The Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine is one of the largest and most successful centres for research and education in the UK, with extensive global partnerships. With world-renowned researchers and a passionate student body, it is committed to encouraging innovative and progressive collaboration, as well as new ways to work and learn.

The Faculty has a student community which consists of more than 5,000 students who are supported by over 500 leading scientists and educators. It delivers a wide range of courses for talented aspiring clinicians and health professionals in partnership with KCL’s NHS partners, including Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

The Faculty of Life Science and Medicine seeks to appoint a Joint Head of the School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences (Head of Comprehensive Cancer Centre). The School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences comprises the Comprehensive Cancer Centre (CCC) and the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. King’s CCC is the academic arm of one of the leading cancer centres in Europe, with outstanding basic through to clinical research being conducted across a broad range of areas.

In addition to the Head of School position, the role holder will be appointed to a permanent Professorial position in the area of Oncology in the School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The post is open to either clinical or non-clinical academics with it being essential for the role holder to have an excellent grasp of the full range of academic activities from basic science through to clinical translation.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding academic of international reputation in oncology who is an experienced strategic leader with an understanding and appreciation of the breadth of research conducted within the CCC.

Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae, including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities, along with a covering letter addressed to The Selection Committee, which fully addresses the competencies summarised in the role description and outlines their interest in the role.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am (BST) on Monday 17th June 2024.

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