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Healthcare Science Assistant - Genetics Laboratory

Job Reference: 180-B-191610

Employer:
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Division B - Genetics Laboratory
Location:
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B, Cambridge
Salary:
£18,813 to £20,795 p.a. pro rata

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

The Clinical Genetics Laboratory at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, is applying exciting new sequencing tests to diagnose a wide range of genetic diseases, many of which could not have been tested for previously. As a result, the Laboratory is expanding and is looking for healthcare scientist assistants with enthusiasm for working in a forward thinking clinical genetics laboratory.

Successful applicants will join a team of experienced scientists and technologists applying new and existing technologies to provide a high quality service to patients referred locally and from around the world. The Laboratory works closely with internationally renowned colleagues in the Cambridge University department of Medical Genetics and the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. The department is well equipped with access to a range of next generation sequencing technologies.

If you are excited about working in a rapidly progressing environment to use your genomic skills to improve patient care, you could be an ideal candidate for these posts.

The closing date for this vacancy is 18th November 2019

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma McCorkell, administrator via 01223 348866 or emma.mccorkell@addenbrookes.nhs.uk




Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems and communication will be sent to you via TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.



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