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Job Reference: 028-HS033-1219

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Public Health Wales Microbiology
Cardiff Microbiology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Welcome to Public Health Wales the national public health agency in Wales. We exist to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for people in Wales.

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We welcome applications from people who share our values of Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference.

Public Health Wales Microbiology Cardiff is situated within the University Hospital of Wales and Llandough Hospital and is one of the largest Microbiology Laboratories in Wales, providing a wide range of diagnostic services to hospitals, clinics and general practitioners of South Glamorgan and throughout the Principality.

The laboratory offers a comprehensive Bacteriology service, incorporates a specialist Virology centre, Molecular and Mycology units, the National Anaerobe Reference Unit, Specialist Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Unit the Wales Centre for Mycobacteria and the newly formed Pathogen Genomics Unit. The Clinical Laboratories are ISO accredited and approved by a number of bodies for training purposes.

As part of an all-Wales Microbiology network that provides support for Health Protection across Wales, Public Health Wales Microbiology Cardiff could be required at short notice to respond to public health emergencies, including outbreaks and other emergency situations.

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join our team within the Pathogen Genomics Unit. The role will include the provision of expert bioinformatics support to the Pathogen Genomics Programme for Public Health Wales and directly contributing to the research activities of the Unit. The individual will assist in the development of the infectious disease genomics service and provision of expert advice on bioinformatics.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and self-motivated, graduates in Biomedical Science or a related discipline.

We offer a varied, challenging and rewarding work environment, with the opportunity to be at the forefront of Microbiology in Wales, prospects for personal and career development with access to further education and training (through close links with Cardiff academic institutions).

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr. Sally Corden

Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Please ensure you check your email account regularly.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website

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