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Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: J206-VIA2902

Viapath Analytics LLP
Guy's Hospital, London
Up to £67,600 Depending on Experience

The place to work in pathology

We are looking for top talent to join the UK’s leading and fastest growing pathology company – a scientific organisation with a clinical purpose.

Working in partnership with our service partners, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital and Bedford NHS Hospital Trusts, we aim to set the standard for the future of pathology.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative experienced Clinical Scientist to join the senior operational and scientific management team at the London South Genomic Laboratory Hub (LSGLH) based at Guy’s Hospital.

The postholder will be responsible for one of the largest Prenatal and Reproductive Genomics services in the UK which includes the pan-London QF-PCR rapid aneuploidy testing service in addition to the full range of cytogenomic techniques. The postholder will also be expected to support the local and national transformation of the Genomics service including liaising with Fetal Medicine and Clinical Genetics leads.

Dependent on experience, the postholder will be expected to interpret and authorize complex reports from a range of techniques produced by the Prenatal Team but also spanning other areas of the service.

The postholder will manage a team of healthcare scientists and technical staff to deliver high quality genomic services and will be expected to work with other operational leads across the London South network to drive development and support service transformation.

Your development and learning (Applicable for Analytics):

You will have a suite of learning opportunities available through the Scientific Learning and Development Fund and the ViAcademy through which you can receive funding for advanced qualifications.

Through our Innovation Fund, you can apply for finance to get that new innovative scientific project off the ground, and participate with the wider scientific community through symposiums, conferences and other peer group meetings.

A little about the lab and us:

The Viapath Genetics Laboratory has been designated the hub laboratory for the LSGLH Network led by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTfT) to provide the new National Genomic Medicine Service for NHS England. This network of laboratory providers is responsible for delivering genomic testing to a population of 8.6 million across South London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. In December 2019 the St George’s Regional Genetics Laboratory merged with the GLH creating one of the largest Genomics Laboratories in the UK at Guy’s Hospital. LSGLH has been commissioned by NHSE to provide testing for the cardiology, respiratory, skin, gastrohepatology and neurology rare disease specialisms.

The LSGLH provides a wide range of tests for detection of germline and somatic variants using state of the art technologies including whole exome sequencing, long-read sequencing and array CGH. The department has a number of ongoing R&D projects involving the application of NIPD and nanopore sequencing and works collaboratively with other groups such as GSTfT Biomedical Research Centre, GSTfT Genomics Innovation Unit and the GSTfT Assisted Conception Unit for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis.

We are a progressive laboratory, often first to implement novel testing strategies such as QF-PCR, Whole Exome Sequencing and Nanopore long read technology and we were early implementers of ISO15189 and flexible scope.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Foundation Trust is a major emergency and specialist teaching Trust which has all the specialties associated with a fascinating and career defining case load including: Women’s Services, Fetal Medicine, Haematology, Oncology, Transplantation, and is also home to the Evelina Children’s Hospital and the newly opened Cancer Centre on the Guy’s site.

You will be close to the vibrant Borough Market and the South Bank, which are exceptional London locations; perfect places to work and relax next to such iconic venues as Big Ben, The London Eye and The Shard!

To learn more about this opening, please see contact details below or simply apply through the application process.

Interviews will be held 8th October 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameRichard HallJob titleDirector of OperationsEmail

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. All applicants are welcome to apply regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

We offer a competitive benefits package. As well as offering competitive salaries, all employees are also entitled to:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Performance related pay
  • Annual incentive plan for all
  • Ground breaking development

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

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Thank you for your interest in Viapath.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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