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Genetic Scientist

Job Reference: 321-CSS-MCLINGEN-B6

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Genetics Labs
Churchill Hospital, Oxford
£30,401 - £37,267 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.


The Oxford Genetics laboratories, comprising the Oxford Regional Genetics Laboratories (ORGL) and the Oxford Molecular Haematology Laboratory, provide a comprehensive range of molecular genetic and cytogenetic investigations for both rare disease and acquired disorders (solid tumour and haematological malignancy). The laboratories are active in research & development and translational projects and collaborate closely with many of the genetic research leaders in Oxford as well as the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

The Oxford Genetics Laboratories are part of the West Midlands, Oxford & Wessex Genomic Laboratory Hub (WMOWGLH), one of 7 GLHs recently established to deliver NHS England’s National Genomic Medicine Service. As part of WMOWGLH we are responsible for delivering a number of services from the Specialist test portfolio including those for Cardiac, Endocrine, Eye Disorders, Haematology, Mitochondrial, Musculoskeletal and Neurology. The laboratories are also accredited as a training centre for Healthcare Practitioner, Scientist and Higher Specialist training.

We are looking for a Scientist to join the Specialist Mitochondrial team. Oxford is one of a network of 3 centres in England providing national Highly Specialised Services for rare mitochondrial disorders, with an international reputation for clinical care and research in this complex and diverse field. The laboratory team work closely with clinical colleagues as part of a multidisciplinary approach to provide a comprehensive diagnostic service.

We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals with relevant experience (please refer to person specification for further details). The successful candidate will join our existing team of scientists, bioinformaticians and technologists, working in a progressive laboratory environment.

Post details: Permanent, part time 22.5 hours/week, hours to be agreed within 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon–Fri)

Closing date: Thursday 12th September 2019

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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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