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Genomics Clinical Lead for Haemato-Oncology

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

Genomics Clinical Lead for Haemato-Oncology

Salary: Dedicated 2 PA commitment

The North West Genomic laboratory Hub (NWGLH) is 1 of 7 GLHs commissioned across England to provide core and specialist Genetic and Genomic testing for the North West Region (and for specific tests other regions) as defined by NHSE. It works closely with the NW Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA) and Regional Clinical Genomics Services to provide a comprehensive Genomic Medicine Service.

Working with the senior leadership team of the NW Genomic Laboratory Hub, specialist clinical leads and the senior leadership team of the St Mary's Hospital Division of Genomic Medicine you will advise on the strategic development and delivery of the Haemato-Oncology Genomics service ensuring effective integration of services and liaison with key stakeholders. This role is key to the development of a comprehensive, efficient, and high-quality integrated Genomics Laboratory service for the population of the North West. The role also involves working at regional and national levels contributing to NHSE's genomics strategy.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact :

Main duties of the job

  • To represent the NW GLH at national policy and strategy meetings that require haemato-oncology (Haem-Onc) expertise coordinated by the NHSE Genomics Unit
  • Attend the National Haem-Onc Working Group representing the NW GLH
  • To be familiar with the process of horizon scanning and commissioning for new genomic tests to be included in the national genomics cancer test directory and to inform on Haem-Onc aspects required for implementation
  • To network with other GLH Haem-Onc leads, Royal College of Pathologists leads in genomics, local haem-onc leads and clinicians, and other key stakeholders in the haem-onc service as required to ensure national standardization and equitable access to genomics tests for patients with haematological malignancies.
  • Represent the GLH on matters of Haem-Onc genomics as appropriate e.g. in meetings with Cancer Alliances, NW Genomic Medicine Service Alliance, quarterly Assurance meetings with NHSE

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of 2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guidethat sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Person Specification
Experience & Knowledge

  • Medical consultant with expertise in Haematology-Oncology
  • Proven experience of managing teams. Leadership at departmental level (lead consultant) or equivalent
  • A recognised regional/national/international expert in own field as evidenced by publication record or posts held


  • Recognised expertise in clinically interpreting complex genomic information up to the level of WGS
  • Experience in developing clinical pathways and working across Trusts
  • Interest in genomics and desire to develop future applications within the field



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