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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/05/2019.

Healthcare Scientist - Genomics

Job Reference: 180-B-190689

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Division B - Genomics
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B, Cambridge
£37,570 to £43,772 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.


We are seeking experienced HCPC registered Clinical Genomic Scientists to join our new NHS Genomic Laboratory Hub in Cambridge.


The East Midlands and East of England NHS Genomic Laboratory Hub (EMEE GLH) is one of seven Genomic Hubs recently established to provide a new National Genomic Medicine Service for the NHS. Led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and working with Nottingham University Hospital and University Hospital Leicester, the EMEE GLH will offer a high quality service to deliver the tests listed in the National Genomic Test Directory, for a population of around 10million. This includes diagnostic tests for inherited disorders and for cancer, disease monitoring and predictive tests, and in future will include pharmacogenomic testing.


The GLH is currently looking for highly motivated scientists who wish to continue their career in clinical genomics to join our expanding laboratory and contribute to this exciting phase in the evolution of a national Genomic Medicine Service. We have a number of vacancies for HCPC Registered scientists with significant postgraduate experience in either clinical molecular genetics and/or cytogenetics, applied to either inherited disease or cancer.


The role will include interpreting genomic data (ranging from simple PCR genotyping assays, single gene sequence up to whole genome sequence, FISH, karyotypes, etc, depending on applicants’ experience), participation in multi-disciplinary team meetings to discuss clinical cases, and writing and authorising diagnostic reports. Continual professional development and education is an important element of the role, and we aim to support our staff to help them progress and achieve their career goals, through a range of local and national training programmes and resources. This includes opportunities for Higher Specialist Scientist Training to work towards a professional doctorate, FRCPath, and becoming a Consultant Clinical Scientist.


The Laboratory in Cambridge is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus where world-leading academic and industry scientists are co-located alongside the renowned teaching hospitals of the University of Cambridge, providing an optimum environment to translate research findings into clinical practice.


Please note: if you do not have HCPC registration, please see our other advert for posts at Band 6 level, as you may wish to consider applying for one of these posts.


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.


We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Stephen Abbs, Lab Director, or 01223 348848



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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