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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/05/2021.

Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 271-MTT-3091992

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£29,888 - £36,738 per annum inclusive

We are seeking an experienced genetic technologist who can demonstrate skilled use of genomic techniques to join the North Thames Rare Disease Laboratory Hub at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

This vacancy has arisen in our Next Generation Sequencing team although depending on skills and experience, the postholder will be assigned to one of our process based teams (Preparation; NGS/NIPD; Molecular targeted; Cytogenetic). Rotation between teams may be arranged.

The successful candidate will contribute to the smooth running of the North Thames Rare Disease Genomic Laboratory and must be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in molecular genetic techniques; hands on experience in an accredited diagnostic setting will be an advantage. Good communication skills and attention to detail are essential.

The Rare Disease Laboratory has an establishment of approximately 140 including technologists, clinical scientists, translational scientists, bioinformaticians and administrative support staff. Along with two Clinical Genetics teams we form a strategic Genetics Unit within the hospital and provide the North London with a Regional Genetics Service serving a population of approximately 10 million. The genetics laboratory provides an in-house diagnostic service for molecular and cytogenetic testing. Cytogenetic testing is provided for both prenatal and postnatal samples using SNP microarray, karyotyping, FISH, qPCR, QF PCR and MLPA. Molecular testing includes a number of common single gene disorders with an extensive next generation sequencing repertoire; we also provide national and international services for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis, deafness, craniofacial, metabolic and immunodeficiency disorders.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Louise Lewis Email address Telephone number 0207 762 6888

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

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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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