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Consultant in Clinical Genetics


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Clinical Genetics
10 PAs
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Saint Mary's
£77,919 - £105,042 per annum
07/04/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Applications are invited for the position of substantive full time Consultant Clinical Geneticist. This 1.0 time Consultant appointment is a replacement post due to the relocation of the current post holder. The post is based at the Regional Genetic Service within the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM). The post holder will lead delivery of the paediatric neuromuscular and neurogenetic service within the neurogenetic team.


This post offers the opportunity to work in a functionally autonomous department within a major teaching and research institute, adjacent to one of the largest University Campuses in Western Europe and in collaboration with the largest Undergraduate Medical School in the United Kingdom.  The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine has been providing specialist adult and paediatric genetic services for primary muscle and peripheral nervous system disorders for over 20 years. The neuromuscular genetic team consists of clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors and an adult neurologist, incorporating both clinical and laboratory services.

There are close links with both adult and paediatric neurology services. A paediatric neurology/genetic/radiology MDT meeting is held monthly. In addition to clinics delivered at St Mary’s there are monthly adult neurogenetic clinics and monthly paediatric neurogenetic clinics held at Preston Royal and Royal Blackburn hospitals respectively.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for clinical genetics and genomic medicine and excellent team-working skills. The post holder  will be expected to deliver neuromuscular and neurogenetics clinics on the Oxford Road site and at peripheral clinics. They will offer support and supervision to genetic counsellors within the neurogenetics team and to Specialist trainees undertaking their neurogenetic attachment. There is scope within the job plan to develop additional specialist clinics, fitting in with the aims of the department, dependent on own interests.

Genetic Medicine in SMH has reputation for high quality research in a number of areas including gene identification, collaborative clinical studies and treatment trials.  The prospects for research and teaching at all levels are considerable.


CCT in clinical genetics with demonstrable interest in and experience of neurogenetics is required for this post. An MD, or similar postgraduate qualification, in a related subject would also be desirable

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Dr Kay Metcalfe

Consultant Clinical geneticist

Manchester centre for Genomic Medicine

Oxford Rd




Tel 0161 276 6285

Fax 0161 2766145

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987