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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/09/2021.

Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 358-3412869-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicestershire
£24,907 - £30,615 £24,214 - £30,615

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A replacement post for a permanent full time Genetic Technologist has arisen within the technical team of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory in Leicester.

The lab is based in the Leicestershire Genetics Centre at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. This is a busy ISO 15189 accredited department which is co-located with the Clinical Genetics Service with whom there are close links. It provides a constitutional and acquired diagnostic service and is a key part of the Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Links (HMDL) Service for Leicestershire, Northampton and Rutland. The laboratory is within the pathology clinical business unit at UHL and there is a strong focus on pathology integration.

The post holder will undertake both technical sample processing duties across the laboratory sections including tissue culture, DNA extraction and microarray processing. They will also be required to contribute to the analytical workload of the department which may involve PCR, FISH and chromosome analysis, interpretation and report writing.

Applicants must have a good honours degree in genetics or a biological science and previous experience in a genetics laboratory is desirable however full, competency based, training will be provided. Experience in a range of molecular diagnostics methods would be advantageous. The successful applicant will be expected to work towards registration with the Academy for Healthcare Science as a genetic technologist

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLara CresswellJob titleHead of ServiceAdditional contact information

Lara Cresswell (Head of Service) on 0116 258 5637 or by email

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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