Clinical Nurse Specialist / Genetics Counsellor

University of London

Department: Wolfson Institute of Population Health
Salary: £40,223 – £ 45,932 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL33813
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 1 September 2023
Closing date: 15 September 2023

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Genetic Counsellor / Clinical Nurse Specialist

Wolfson Institute of Population Health  

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Nurse Specialist / Genetic Counsellor with an interest in oncology and genetics to join the Women’s Precision Prevention team. You will be providing virtual counselling and genetic testing support for multi-centre research studies in genetic testing, risk prediction, and risk management. These studies involved genetic testing both in people with a cancer diagnosis and unaffected unselected individuals.

As part of a thriving research group, you will work alongside the study team which includes Clinical Research Fellows, Researchers (PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows), Clinical Trial Managers and Data Programmers.

About You


  • First degree (in genetics, nursing, or biological/social sciences) or equivalent
  • Professional qualification (RGN, STP Genomic Counsellor or MSc Genetic Counselling, etc.)
  • Significant post-registration experience of nursing in a Cancer related area or genetic counselling.


  • Prior experience in cancer/screening/primary care research

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Centre for Prevention, Detection and Diagnosis (CPDD) is at the national and international forefront of research into the prevention, detection and control of cancer.  We have particularly active research programmes investigating prevention, screening, awareness and early diagnosis of a range of cancers including breast, ovary, cervical, colorectal, lung, pancreatic and prostate cancer, utilising a range of research methods.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 3 years. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £40,223 – £45,932 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Ranjit Manchanda at[email protected] .

For further details and to apply for the role, please click the ‘further details and to apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 15 September 2023.

The Faculty of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The Faculty of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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