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Genomic Technologist

Job Reference: 282-SA12265

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Genomic Technologist
The Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton, Sutton
£29,553 - £36,265 per annum inc HCAS

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 3,900 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

The Royal Marsden has a vital role in championing change and improvement in cancer care through research and innovation, education and leading-edge practice. We are incredibly proud of our international reputation for pushing the boundaries and for our ground breaking work ensuring our patients receive the very best and latest in cancer treatment and care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Medical Technical Officer, to join the Translational Research team within the Clinical Genomics department. We are seeking an enthusiastic scientist to contribute to the provision of clinical genomics across a wide range of research projects. Using cutting edge technologies, inducing Next Generation Sequencing and Digital Droplet PCR the post holder will support scientific teams in the processing, analysis and reporting of data from a range of platforms, including whole exome sequencing, targeted cancer panels in both tumour and cell free DNA.

The post holder will liaise with scientists, clinicians, oncologists, clinical trials unit staff, and histopathologists to support clinical trials within the translational research programme. This will include the TRACC (Tracking mutations in cell free tumour DNA to predict Relapse in eArly Colorectal Cancer) and PREVAIL clinical trials, which aim to assess the feasibility of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) as a blood-based “liquid biopsy” for the early detection of relapse and the ctDNA optimisation of treatment pathways.

The successful candidate will join an exciting dynamic team and must have a relevant BSc degree in Biological Sciences/Genetics, and have experience in molecular diagnostics techniques.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAndrew FeberJob titleDeputy Director of Clinical Genomics (Research)Email

The Royal Marsden values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential. We are committed to this because we know that greater diversity and inclusion will lead to an even greater positive impact for the people we serve.

Internal applicants from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to seek development support such as work shadowing and interview skills coaching.

Flu Vaccination – What We Expect of our Staff

The Trust is committed to developing and delivering excellent customer focused service by treating patients, their families, friends, carers and staff with professionalism respect and dignity.

At The Royal Marsden we have an immune compromised patient population who we must protect as much as we can against the flu virus. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to a common cold, through to very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the upmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of The Royal Marsden that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been short-listed for interview on this particular occasion.

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