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Head of Immunophenotyping

Job Reference: 282-SA7660-A

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Sciences
The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton
£63,754 - £75,907 pa inc

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.

Immunophenotyping Department Head of Department


Thank you for applying to join the Immunophenotyping department at The Royal Marsden. This candidate pack contains all you need to apply for the post. 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 suitably qualified Clinical Scientist/Healthcare Scientist to lead the Immunophenotyping Team, part of the SIHMDS laboratories based at the Sutton site of the Royal Marsden Hospital.


We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced candidate committed to providing scientific leadership and direction as the Head of the Immunophenotyping Laboratory, helping to deliver a state of the art flow cytometry diagnostic service, to maintain UKAS accreditation, and to develop clinical research opportunities.


The successful candidate would represent the laboratory both nationally and internationally ensuring its excellent reputation is maintained. The successful candidate should have completed a recognised clinical scientist training programme, or equivalent qualification and be registered to practice with the HCPC or equivalent, with a minimum of 10 year experience in flow cytometry This is a full time post based in Sutton.


The post holder will be expected to have to be involved in all aspects of service delivery including participating in Haemato-Oncology MDT’s, SIHMDS integrated report meetings, teaching, audit, scientific liaison and to network and collaborate with external laboratories and colleagues. In addition, there will be ample opportunity for personal development.


This is an exciting time to join the department as we are in the process of tendering for a new flow cytometry solution; a perfect opportunity to get involved.


The Trust encourages and supports continuing professional and personal development and Pathology runs a CPD Club. Staff benefits include child care facilities, some accommodation, car parking at Sutton and various sports and social activities.


Thank you for your interest in working for The Royal Marsden, I wish you every success in your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sue Alexander, Principal Biomedical Scientist/Pathology Services Manager,

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.

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.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore 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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