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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/04/2020.

Band 7 Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 290-DP-215

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
London, Hammersmith Hospital
£44,347 - £50,549 pa inc

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of 12,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Applications are invited from Registered Clinical Scientists to join the SIHMDS Laboratory within North West London Pathology at Hammersmith Hospital, hosted by Imperial NHS Trust.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Clinical Scientist with extensive experience of genetic analysis to work in the molecular section of our fully-integrated haemato-oncology laboratory. You will join a hard working, friendly and enthusiastic team. Imperial SIHMDS is a UKAS accredited service providing haemato-oncology diagnostics to the largest catchment area in the North London GLH and is a major referral service for MRD and clinical trials. The laboratory has multiple NGS platforms and robotic systems. Being linked with Imperial College there are exceptional opportunities for research and development, the lab particularly benefits from a close association with the Imperial BRC genomics facility and the Department of Haematology.

The post holder will be required to take responsibility for delivering a high quality diagnostic service for a range of molecular investigations in haematological malignancies including analysis, result evaluation, interpretation and reporting. In addition they will have the opportunity to expand their skills in leadership and management. The department supports staff development, and progression with FRCPath is encouraged.

Applicants must have a first or second Class Honours degree in Genetics or a closely related subject. The successful applicant should hold current HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist with experience in a range of molecular techniques in a clinical diagnostic laboratory. Applicants close to registration with sufficient experience will also be considered and be appointed at Band 6 level until registration is achieved. Applicants should be competent with molecular analysis / reporting of haematological malignancies. Applicants with experience in NGS and/or chimerism analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Good communication and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Pierre Foskett , Molecular Pathology Clinical Scientist Lead or

Natalie Killeen, Senior Clinical Scientist

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


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