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Clinical Scientist, EMQN

Job Reference: 349-RES-0498

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum

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

Do you have a strong background in genetics or biomedical science? Do you have an interest in improving the quality of healthcare? Have you got experience of cutting edge healthcare diagnostics such as Molecular Pathology and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)? Then consider a move to Manchester and join the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN) team.


EMQN is an internationally-respected, UKAS-accredited provider of External Quality Assessment (EQA) services, with 1600 members in 68 countries. EQA is an essential requirement for any laboratory seeking to provide a quality service and is a vital component of clinical governance. We are hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and based within The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM) that unifies NHS genomics services and The University of Manchester research and teaching - one of the leading centres for clinical genomics in Europe. The MCGM has recently been successful in its bid to manage a new North West Genomics Laboratory Hub as part of a national NHS genomic medicine service. Located within the well-equipped, state-of-the-art facilities of the Genome Diagnostics Laboratory, the EMQN monitors global laboratory performance in diagnostic molecular genetics, molecular pathology, and technical laboratory testing processes such as DNA sequencing (Sanger and NGS)


Right now, we’re seeking an appropriately qualified, self-motivated and enthusiastic clinical or biomedical scientist with proven managerial/administrative experience to join the team as a Clinical Scientist to provide cover for an existing staff members maternity leave. Flexibility, excellent communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines are essential attributes. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small friendly team working alongside other healthcare scientists and EMQN colleagues to maintain the existing international EQA services as well as to undertake relevant research and development in new areas of service provision such as Molecular Pathology and Next Generation Sequencing. The post is varied and challenging, and development of specialist interests within the remit of the EMQN will be strongly encouraged. The successful individual will be expected to use their own initiative, to work well as part of a team and to promote good working relationships with other colleagues and organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. In return, you’ll find that we’re committed to development and training for all staff. Indeed, you’ll be supported to develop and broaden your knowledge and skills.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an Informal chat you should contact Nicola Wolstenholme (Tel: 0161 276 6741, email


MFT reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.


Please note that applications are accepted by completion of our on-line application form. We cannot accept CVs.

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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