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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2019.

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Healthcare Scientist/Bioinformatician

Job Reference: 425-A-19-26758

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum

1 x Band 7 post (12months in the first instance)

A vacancy has arisen for a Band 7 registered Clinical Scientist/Bioinformatician within the Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service (SDGS). Applications from registered Clinical Scientists from other STP disciplines are welcomed.

SDGS is a merged laboratory committed to an interdisciplinary workforce in line with MSC. We are part of the Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub (Y&NE GLH) for NHSEngland, but also provide extensive services for non-NHSEngland UK and international referrals, and have active research & development and clinical trials programmes, collaborating with local universities and with industry partners.

The vacancy is within our Constitutional/Rare Disease and Bioinformatics Services, where SDGS is leading on a number of NHSEngland Specialist Services, and will also involve validation and reporting of 100,000 Genomes Project results. The post is subject to rotation into other areas in the laboratory. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop highly marketable knowledge and skills.

The successful applicant will have appropriate HCPC registration (or be close to completing STP training), will be prepared to train in new areas, be an excellent communicator and contribute well to teamwork.

For further details or an informal chat, please contact Duncan Baker on 0114 2717041 or email

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 9 April 2019 and candidates will be asked to prepare and deliver a presentation.

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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