Consultant in Clinical Genetics with a Special Interest in Cancer Genetics
Closing Date: 11/02/2019
Job Description -
The post holder will provide a cancer genetics and general genetics service to Addenbrooke's Hospital and the East Anglian region, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and management of genetic disorders, provision of genetic advice to patients and their families, provision of clinical genetic advice to the Genomic Laboratory Hub and other health professionals. The post specifically includes the appropriate triaging of cancer genetics referrals and review of family history information to identify high risk individuals and families and the provision of written and telephone advice to other individuals involved in the screening and management of cancer diagnoses. Attendance at clinical and molecular multidisciplinary meetings is expected. The successful applicant will also be able to develop specialist clinics in agreement with the service lead. Any individual who wishes to discuss providing a full time cancer genetics service is advised to contact the named individuals below before applying.
This is an opportunity to join a clinical team at an exciting time of new development and investment in genetics services at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The department is well supported by 14 consultants (8 honorary contract holders), up to 8 specialist trainees and 11 genetic counsellors. There is strong administrative support. In 2017-18 ~8000 referrals were received. The post-holder will be supported in developing a transformational service to accommodate the growing demand across the region.
The East of England service is located in the Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre adjacent to the genomic laboratory hub and university academic department (Head Prof. Eamonn Maher). There are strong academic links available for research in Cambridge, through the Biomedical Research Centre, Genomic Medicine Centre, NIHR Bioresource, MRC and CRUK, as well as through academic departments within the university.