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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/02/2020.

Healthcare Scientist

Job Reference: 321-CSS2-HCS-B6OR7

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Molecular Haematology
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
£30,401 - £43,772 per ann

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.


The Oxford Genetics laboratories, comprising the Oxford Regional Genetics Laboratories and the Oxford Molecular Haematology Laboratory, provide a comprehensive range of molecular genetic and cytogenetic investigations for both rare disease and acquired (solid tumour and haematological malignancy). The laboratories are active in research and development and translational projects and collaborate closely with many of the genetic research leaders in Oxford as well as the Oxford Biomedical Research centre.

The Oxford Genetics Laboratories are part of the West Midlands, Oxford and Wessex GLH.

We have a vacancy for a band 7 Registered Healthcare Scientist with significant experience in genomics, to join our existing team of scientists, bioinformaticians and technologists. The post will be based in the Molecular Haematology Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital site.

We will also consider other appropriately qualified individuals who are close to achieving Clinical Scientist registration, or who have significant relevant genomics experience . Appointment for these individuals would be at Band 6 in the first instance

The post holder will work primarily in the acquired cancer genetics section. This section offers a comprehensive service for a range of malignancies including haemato-oncology, lung, colorectal, melanoma, gastro-intestinal stromal tumour (GIST) and other solid tumours.

Please note that previous relevant experience of working within a clinical diagnostic service is highly desirable as is experience in genomics and/or acquired genetic services .

Post details: permanent, full time 37.5 hours/week, hours 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon–Fri)

Closing date: 20th February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jonathan Williams (

Treena Cranston (

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

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Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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