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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/11/2021.

Principal Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 284-21-DGAG-354

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Women's Hospital
£47,126 to £53,219 (pro rata if part time)

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

Principal Clinical Scientist

West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory (WMRGL)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our laboratory for a number of Principal Clinical Scientists at AfC band 8a. All positions are permanent, based in both the Rare Disease & Reproductive Genomics Programme and the Cancer Programme. Candidates should be HCPC registered and have relevant experience in all aspects of diagnostic clinical genomics. The successful candidates will also be part of the Senior Management Team supporting the delivery of services across the department and will have responsibility for managing a specific area of the service.

­­Over the last few years, the portfolio of genomic testing has significantly expanded with the introduction of large gene panels, whole exome sequencing (WES) and whole genome sequencing (WGS) creating an increase in workload and in the complexity of analysis and reporting. These posts will support the management and delivery of the Clinical programmes and will have a key role in these and future developments as part of the National Genomics Service in England.

Following the 2018 NHS England designation of seven national Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs), the West Midland Regional Genetics Laboratory (WMRGL) is the designated GLH leading the Genomic Local Laboratory Network (GLLN) for the Central and South Genomics Laboratory Hub which covers the West Midlands, Oxford & Wessex geography. The GLHs are an integral part of the National Genomic Medicine Service providing state of the art, high quality genomic analysis to patients with rare disease and/or cancer. The pace of change is exponential with genomics being placed at the heart of the future NHS. Our workforce is fundamental to the successful delivery of this ambitious and high profile service.

The West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory is based at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS FT within the Genetics Directorate alongside the West Midlands Clinical Genetics Service. We also work closely with the Central & South Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA), the National School of Healthcare Science; with the University of Birmingham, in particular, the Institute of Cancer and Genomics Sciences; and with diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries.

For further information about the post please contact Yvonne Wallis or Dom McMullan (on 0121 335 8036).

Applicants will be expected to be available to start as soon as possible, pending required clearances.

Note to applicants: We require references that cover the last three years of employment and you must name a current / most recent line manager or supervisor as a referee. Family friends or colleagues will not be accepted. Please include full reference contact details including correct email addresses as failure to do so will result in a delay in the pre-employment process if you are successful.

BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction.

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