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Scientist Training Programme - Trainee Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: J22-A-18-3067

West Midlands Workforce Deanery
Healthcare Science
Circa. 26000

Clinical Scientist Training Programme (STP)

Exciting opportunities to use your science degree for patient and public benefit

Salary c. £26,000 p.a. plus location allowance where applicable, 3 year, full time training

Healthcare science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas to work in. Join a unique team who are inspired to apply their exceptional scientific knowledge and skills to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the rehabilitation of patients.

Excellent training opportunities are offered within the Scientist Training Programme (STP) which is a national postgraduate training programme located in hospitals and health services throughout England. This is a three-year postgraduate programme and successful candidates will be employed by an NHS trust or other healthcare provider for the duration of their training. Trainees are also enrolled for a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree in their chosen specialism.

Posts are normally available within one of the following areas:

  • Clinical Bioinformatics – with pathways in genomics, physical sciences, health informatics.
  • Life Sciences - clinical biochemistry, clinical immunology, cytopathology, cancer genomics, genomics, genomic counselling, haematology and transfusion science, histocompatibility and immunogenetics, histopathology, infection sciences, reproductive science.
  • Physical Sciences - clinical engineering (rehabilitation engineering, clinical measurement and development, device risk management and governance), clinical pharmaceutical science, medical physics (radiation safety, radiotherapy physics, imaging with ionising radiation, imaging with non-ionising radiation).

  • Physiological Sciences - audiology, cardiac science, critical care science, gastrointestinal physiology and urodynamic sciences, neurophysiology, ophthalmic and vision sciences, respiratory and sleep sciences, vascular science.

Some of the areas may be grouped into themes for application purposes.

Posts are due to start in September 2019.

To apply and for full information about the opportunities available and details of the qualifications and experience you will need to visit the National School of Healthcare Science website.

For Scientist Training Programme (STP) specialism and career information please visit Health careers website.


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