PHG Foundation seeks new Director to help science work for health

21 November 2022


A unique opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual with experience working at the interface between research and health policy to lead and grow the PHG Foundation.

A linked exempt charity of the University of Cambridge, the PHG Foundation is currently celebrating 25 years of shaping policy to support the application of genomics and related science and technologies for health.

PHG is a highly respected organisation working nationally and internationally, and located at the heart of the world-renowned Cambridge biomedical cluster. It  is governed by a very experienced Board of Trustees and supported by a group of distinguished Senior Fellows. The staff team comprises experts in science, medicine and public health; law, regulation and ethics; and policy engagement and communications.

After five years leading PHG, current Director Dr Mark Kroese has decided to step down in 2023 for personal reasons. He commented:

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to lead such a remarkable organisation over the last five years as Director. As we mark our 25th anniversary, and reflect on the considerable achievements and contributions we have made towards our aim of seeing genomics firmly embedded in services for individual and population health benefits, the time is also ripe to look to new challenges and opportunities ahead. The Board of Trustees is now seeking a new leader with the vision, expertise and policy networks to lead the talented PHG Foundation team to new heights in our ongoing mission to make science work for health.”

The next Director is expected to have a strong track record of excellence in their own field and of policy influence, and will have the opportunity for an affiliated appointment to the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, with which the PHG Foundation is associated.

As the leader of a multi-disciplinary organisation, their personal expertise may lie in any of a wide range of different fields, but must be supported by a clear commitment to bridging disciplines and sectors in pursuit of policy to support clinical implementation of new and emerging science and technology.

For more information about the role, see: Vacancy: Director of the PHG Foundation (This vacancy has now been filled)

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