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Healthcare Scientist - in Genetics/Bioformatics

Job Reference: 180-B-180381

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Division B - Genetics Laboratory
Addenbrookes Hospital-Divison B, Cambridge
£26,565 to £41,787 p.a. pro rata

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

The Regional Clinical Genetics Laboratory at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, has an opportunity for an experienced Healthcare Scientist in either Genetics or in Bioinformatics to join the Laboratory’s team. The post is ideal for Scientists who are completing or have completed the STP training programme in Genetics or Bioinformatics. Appointment will be ideally to band 7 for candidates with HCPC registration and relevant experience and qualifications, or may be at band 6 for pre-registered scientists who are aiming to be HCPC registered. The role will include interpreting next generation sequencing data and writing diagnostic reports. Data will be generated by the Laboratory’s clinical exome sequencing service and other in-house next generation sequencing tests, and via the UK 100,000 Genomes Project. The Laboratory is actively participating in the UK 100,000 Genomes Project and other projects utilising whole genome sequencing to diagnose cancers and rare diseases, and is transforming its processes to automate and streamline the workflows. If you are interested in being involved in this transformation of Genomic medicine in the NHS this could be an ideal job for you.

The closing date for this post will be the 21st March 2018.

Interviews are due to be held on the week commencing 26th March 2018 and 2nd April 2018.

The post will be offered at either band 6 or band 7 dependent on experience. The salary for both bands is as follows:

Band 6: £26,565 to £35,577 p.a. pro rata

Band 7: £31,696 to £41,787 p.a. pro rata

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Stephen Abbs,Lab Director, on01223 348866

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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