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

Clinical Scientist in Genetics/Genomics - Band 7

Job Reference: 339-DAC0861

North Bristol NHS Trust
Core Clinical Services
Southmead Hospital Bristol, Bristol
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum

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Bristol Genetics Laboratory - South West Genomic Laboratory Hub

Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Clinical Scientist in Genetics/Genomics (Band 7)



Open to HCPC registered Clinical Scientists and those approaching completion of the Clinical Scientist Training Programme.

Full time or part time considered.

Clinical Scientist vacancies have arisen within the South West Genomics laboratory Hub lab at the Bristol Genetics Laboratory (BGL) site.

With a scientific and technical staff of over 100, BGL is housed in new state of the art Pathology laboratories in North Bristol NHS Trust.

BGL is a fully integrated Genomics Laboratory providing comprehensive and expanding Rare Inherited Disease and Cancer genomic testing to the South West with extensive specialist services attracting a large number of national and international referrals. BGL has a significant R&D programme and also benefits from co-location with the University of Bristol Learning and Research Centre in the Trust Science Quarter.

BGL is fully committed to the provision of high quality training at all levels, as an accredited training centre.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • A good first degree/higher qualification in Genetics
  • HCPC registration
  • Clinical service experience
  • Completion of the Modernising Scientific Careers Training Scheme including MSc in Genetics/Genomic Science or Bioinformatics (Genomics), OR a Postgraduate Certificate of competence in Molecular Genetics or Cytogenetics
  • Applications are also invited from those approaching the end of the Clinical Scientist Training Programme, with initial appointment to Band 6 pending completion of HCPC registration

Full time 37.5 hours per week. Part time and job share considered. There are excellent opportunities for progression for qualified and motivated applicants.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Chris Wragg

Job title: Consultant Clinical Scientist

Email address:

Telephone number: 0117 41 46141

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

UK Registration

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

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