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

Registered Clinical Scientist (Cytogenetics)

Job Reference: 358-3412162-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£40,057 - £45,839 pa

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Registered Clinical Scientist in the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory in Leicester. The lab is a busy ISO 15189 accredited Local Genomic Laboratory, part of the East Genomic Laboratory Hub led by the Cambridge laboratory. Based in the Leicestershire Genetics Centre at the Leicester Royal Infirmary it is co-located with the Clinical Genetics Service with whom there are close links.


The lab provides a constitutional and acquired diagnostic service, including molecular pathology testing, and is a key part of the Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Links (HMDL) Service for Leicestershire, Northampton and Rutland. As part of the pathology department at UHL, where there is a strong focus on pathology integration, the team work closely with haematology and cellular pathology services as well as with the Leicester Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the University of Leicester.

The successful applicant will have knowledge and practical experience of karyotyping, FISH and microarray analysis. Practical experience of molecular pathology testing and NGS analysis would be advantageous. The successful candidate will need to be flexible to work across all sections of the laboratory and professional development will be supported and encouraged both locally and across the East GLH region.

As an integral part of the East GLH the Leicester team will undertake genomic analysis on NGS data generated in the hub laboratory in line with the NHSE Genomic Test directories offering plenty of opportunity for career development.

Applicants must have a good honours degree in genetics or a biological science and hold the ACC Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Cytogenetics, or have completed or be near to completing the NHS Scientist Training Programme in Genetics/Genomics or other recognised professional qualification. They should be registered or eligible for registration with the HCPC as a clinical scientist in cytogenetics/genetics.

As part of the interview process candidates will be asked to prepare a 10minute presentation on a recent case study, project or clinical audit that they have been involved in.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLara CresswellJob titleHead of ServiceEmail addresslara.cresswell@uhl-tr.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Informal enquires to 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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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