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Healthcare Scientist - Lead Scientist

Job Reference: 425-A-20-47231

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub

Band 8a Clinical Scientist Service Lead(Haematology Specialist Service)

37.5 hours per week

In response to NHS England’s Strategy and Service Specification for the future of Genomics services in England, Newcastle Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Children’s Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have formed the Yorkshire and North East Genomics Laboratory Hub (Y&NE GLH): an exciting collaboration to provide services for Genomics across Yorkshire and the North East. The combined size of our geography makes this the largest collaboration in the country with the Trusts offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

Due to upcoming retirement, we are looking to recruit to the post of Clinical Scientist Service Lead for the Haematology Specialist Service, based at Sheffield, potentially with some travel across the GLH geography.

The post will form part of the GLH laboratory team and, together with the Lead Scientists and their deputies, ensure that Y&NE GLH is at the forefront of National Genomic Testing Service.

This will include:

  • Leading a group of scientific staff to deliver timely, high-quality genomic services in Haematology.
  • Developing your specialist knowledge and expertise, across genomic technologies.
  • Working with clinicians and other laboratories at local, regional and national levels on behalf of the GLH, and facilitating multidisciplinary meetings.
  • Driving service development, including implementation of WGS services.
  • Undertaking research and innovation activity.

The post provides the opportunity to join a collaboration at the forefront of transforming and shaping genomics services for the future. If you like what you have read and would like to join us on our exciting journey, then we would welcome your interest and application. For a confidential discussion please contact Richard Kirk (, 07785 655 461).


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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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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