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Principal Clinical Oncologist

Grade 11 Stipend £61,618.00, with additional Market Pay supplement available, dependent on experience and subject to approval.

Do you have a passion for clinical oncology, teaching and research? Do you want to lead a team of oncologists in a state of the art Hospital?

If so, the Department of Veterinary Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Clinical Oncologist with effect from 1 November 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Principal Clinical Oncologist will develop and lead a high standard of clinical service provision and teaching in veterinary clinical oncology. The person appointed will be responsible for the day-to-day organisation and management of the Oncology service and will develop, with the support of the Hospital Managing Director, the business aspects of the Cancer Therapy Unit. The successful applicant will also take primary responsibility for the training of Senior Clinical Training Scholars in oncology, and will participate in the clinical teaching of veterinary undergraduate students. Involvement in clinical research is actively encouraged, and protected time off clinics will be provided to facilitate this. Participation in an on call rota will be required.

Applicants should be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and hold a Diploma of the European or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (sub-speciality Oncology) and have experience at a senior level in veterinary clinical oncology. An in-depth understanding of the requirements of veterinary referral hospital work is essential. Documented undergraduate teaching experience is desirable.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Nick Bexfield, Director of Small Animal Medical Services, by email:

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For further particulars for the role and information about the Department, please visit:

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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Closing date for applications: Wednesday 2 October 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2019

Please quote reference PP20504 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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