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Genetic Scientist

Job Reference: 321-CSS2-GEN-S-B7-A

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Genetics Laboratories
Churchill Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
£30,401 - £43,772 per ann

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

BAND 7 CLINICAL SCIENTIST POSTS – 1 x permanent; 1x 12 month fixed term contract

The Oxford Regional Genetics service offers integrated cytogenetic and molecular genetic investigations for a wide range of routine, specialist and complex inherited and acquired genetic disorders to patients and their families from Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon and Northamptonshire. The molecular genetics laboratory also provides a national and international service for a number of specialist disease areas.

We are one of the Genomic Medicine Centres delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project and we work closely with the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre developing new technologies for NHS diagnostics.

The laboratories are accredited as a training centre for Healthcare Practitioner, Scientist and Higher Specialist training.

We are looking for two Clinical Scientists to join our existing team of scientists, bioinformaticians and technologists. One is a permanent post and one is a 12 month fixed term contract to provide maternity leave cover. We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated scientist with strengths in handling complex clinical referrals and interpreting the significance of results obtained to provide high quality and informative clinical reports for users of our service. The successful candidate will work primarily in the cytogenetic service in the first instance. We are currently working towards reconfiguring delivery of our services along patient care pathways and as such the successful candidate will be expected to work within and across the teams of the department in the future.

Registered Clinical Scientists with experience of service delivery in a diagnostic Genetics laboratory will be considered for appointment at Band 7; individuals close to completion of STP training in a diagnostic genetics laboratory will be considered for appointment at Band 6 until successful attainment of HCPC registration. Applicants should only apply if they have they have appropriate qualifications (please refer to the Band 6 and 7 Person Specifications for further details).

Post details: Full time 37.5 hours/week, hours 9.00am to 5.30pm (Mon–Fri)

Closing date: 16th February 2020

Planned interview date: 25th February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact: Sarah Ryley (

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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