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Principal Clinical Scientist (Band 8a)

Job Reference: 317-2019-21-023

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Genetics - Cytogenetics - CFL
Location:
317 07 Northern Genetics Service
Salary:
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


The successful candidate will be a highly skilled and experienced individual and will join a team of around 75 Scientific and Technical staff in the Genetics laboratories at the Northern Genetics Service.

You will be required to take responsibility for the scientific and managerial aspects involved in delivering genetic testing for a range of cancers and to be responsible for authorisation of a range of complex reports. The successful candidate will build close links with the relevant clinical teams and will participate in MDT meetings. A broad knowledge of diagnostic genetics and good communication, team working and supervisory skills are essential.

We provide testing for a wide variety of inherited and acquired conditions, and provide specialised services to patients throughout the UK and internationally. The Newcastle Laboratories will form part of the Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub. The Northern Genetics Service is housed in purpose built accommodation at the Institute of Genetic Medicine close to Newcastle city centre, and has a close association with the high profile academic groups working in the Institute of Genetic Medicine research laboratories.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 




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