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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2021.

Pre-Registration Clinical Scientist in Genomic Medicine

Job Reference: 349-SMH-3150566

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
North West Genomic Laboratory Hub (Liverpool Site), Liverpool
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum (pro rata)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Pre-registration Trainee Clinical Scientist to join the North West Genomic Laboratory Hub (NW GLH) at Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) and be part of one of the largest Acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

This is a permanent position based at the NW Genomics Laboratory Hub (NW GLH) [Liverpool site at Liverpool Women’s Hospital]. The NW GLH is one of 7 GLHs recently created as part of a national reorganisation to provide a national genomic medicine service. It is a highly regarded, UKAS accredited, NHS clinical service provider of Genomics to a population of 7.2 million people in the North West of England as well as a wide range of national and international specialist referrals. The NW GLH is currently undergoing a significant transformational change program and is in the process of implementing a Whole Genome Sequencing service as well as multiple ancillary projects to support the national genomics service reorganisation.

This is a challenging time to work in healthcare and we are on an exciting mission to provide world-class healthcare for the North West and for some of our services, nationally and internationally.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Pre-registration Trainee Clinical Scientist to join our team, working to deliver a modern innovative diagnostic service and cutting-edge translational development.

The successful candidate must be committed to delivering high quality diagnostic services and will work towards obtaining the competencies required for a HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist (via the ACS). A flexible attitude is essential, as is the ability to work to tight deadlines to meet professional reporting time guidelines. The post-holder will work well in a team, have excellent communication skills and recognise what is required to maintain and enhance the genomics laboratory service, including all aspects of quality and governance, efficiency and clinical utility.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a rewarding role and would like to join a dedicated, patient focused team of health professionals then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please note that the laboratory is currently undergoing consultation for 7 day working.

It is expected interviews will be held end of June / early July.

For further details please contact Emma McCarthy or Julia Kenyon.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEmma McCarthyJob titlePrincipal Clinical ScientistEmail addressEmma.McCarthy@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0151 702 4228Additional contact information

Alternative contact- Julia Kenyon (

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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