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Band 6 Senior Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 290-DP-236

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Hammersmith Hospital, London
£37,638 - £44,780 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.

Senior Genetic technologist (Cytogenetics) – Band 6 (Substantive)

Applications are invited from senior genetic technologists 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 genetic technologist with extensive experience of Cancer Cytogenetics to work in the cytogenetics section of the laboratory. You will join a hard working, friendly and enthusiastic team. The successful applicant will be actively involved in ensuring the high standard of quality is maintained within cytogenetics and throughout SIHMDS. Experience and understanding of UKAS (ISO 15189) accreditation is essential for this post.

Applicants must have a biological science degree and be able to demonstrate a keen interest in service development and diagnostic genetics.

Applicant must be highly competent and experienced with bone marrow karyotyping and FISH analysis/ reporting of haematological malignancies including FFPE referrals. An analysis and interpretation test for both karyotyping and FISH will form part of the interview process. In addition they must have extensive experience of laboratory processes within cytogenetics as they will be responsible for the day to day management and maintenance for this area of service in collaboration with the technical lead.

Good communication, team working and supervisory skills are essential to train, guide and manage the junior technical staff.

The post holder will also have the opportunity to train in molecular diagnostics. Staff within the cytogenetics section train within the Molecular Diagnostics section and currently participate in BCR-ABL1 reporting and will also receive training in other areas of the service.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details/ informal visits contact: Nuha Abdellatif SIHMDS Laboratory Manager on or Dr Udayakumar Achandira, Cytogenetics Clinical Scientist Lead on 02033131503 or

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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