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Genetic Technologist - Development Specialist

Job Reference: 425-A-19-25247

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum

A Genetic Technologist post has arisen in this busy, multidisciplinary genomics laboratory. The post will focus on development and implementation of assays to deliver the National Genomic Test Directory, as part of the Yorkshire & North East Genomic Laboratory Hub (YNE GLH). Applicants will have a biological science degree and be able to demonstrate a strong interest in diagnostic genetics and a keen interest in assay/service development.

Applicants should have worked in an accredited NHS diagnostic laboratory or equivalent workplace and should be AHCS registered or in the process of applying for registration.

The successful applicant will have substantial diagnostic laboratory experience and shown competence in a wide variety of analytical techniques. Management of people or projects is highly desirable.

You will be a team player who is looking to expand your knowledge and experience in a Diagnostic Genetics laboratory who is also capable of managing a diverse workload and working to tight deadlines.

You will have worked with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and understand UKAS accreditation requirements.

This post is temporary in the first instance.

Closing date: Sunday 17th February (Please note that in cases of high demand vacancies may be closed early).

Interviews will be held in the week beginning Tuesday, 26th February and may include an assessment of practical skills and a presentation.

For further details please contact Richard Kirk on 0114 305 3641 or email

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) 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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