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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/05/2021.

Registered Clinical Scientist (XR07)

Job Reference: 298-PATH-602

298 Genetics Laboratory - SJH
St James University Hospital
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Advert - Band 7 Clinical Scientist

4x Permanent B7 Positions

Registered Healthcare/Clinical Scientist Post in Genomics

37.5 hours per week, full time


In response to NHS England’s recent 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 North East and Yorkshire Genomics Laboratory Hub; an exciting collaboration to provide services for Genomics across Yorkshire and Humber and the North. 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.

Vacancies have arisen for 4 permanent Band 7 HCPC Registered (or soon to be registered) Healthcare/Clinical Scientist posts to work at the Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub (Y&NE GLH) Central Laboratory located at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds. The Leeds Laboratory is responsible for delivering the Central High Throughput Laboratory Service for the GLH.

Applications from registered Healthcare/Clinical Scientists from other STP disciplines and final year STP trainees are also welcomed.

We would be willing to consider applications from individuals with alternative qualifications such as an MSc or PhD in Genetics, with significant laboratory and analytical experience in a relevant clinical setting.  For those candidates who are not yet registered, they will be expected to work towards HCPC registration and would be appointed on a salary band appropriate for their experience.

The opportunities are within our Rare Disease and Oncology teams, posts will be subject to rotation into other areas and the scientific teams work as part of the wider GLH team.


The role responsibilities include being:


  • Responsible for delivery and scientific development of a high quality diagnostic Laboratory Genetics Service.

  • Scientific lead in service provision for specified clinical area.

  • Provide advice to Consultants and other service users.

  • Participate in forming national best-practice policy.

    This post(s) provide the opportunity to join the team in Leeds and in the GLH collaboration at the forefront of transforming and shaping genomics services for the future. If you would like to join us on our exciting journey, we would welcome your interest and application.

    For further enquiries or a confidential discussion please e-mail or call Andrea Coates (0113 2065419).

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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