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NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientist - Genomics

Job Reference: 082-STP007-0219

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is a new special health authority being established from 1 October 2018 to drive the transformation of the workforce in NHS Wales. We will have a wide range of functions including strategic workforce planning, workforce modernisation, education and training, careers and leadership development.

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NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientist - Genomics

Exciting opportunity to use your science degree for patient and public benefit.

Earn a competitive salary and gain a masters degree through a 3 year, full-time, nationally recognised training programme.


Starting salary will be on the first point of Band 6 on a 3 year fixed term contract.


Applications are invited for a Trainee Clinical Scientist (Band 6) in Genomics for the All Wales Genetic Laboratory, based in the Institute of Medical Genetics which includes the All Wales Clinical Genetics Service and Academic Genetic laboratories (School of Medicine) and Wales Gene Park.

The All Wales Genetics Laboratory is a partner of the All Wales Medical Genetic Services (AWMGS, hosted by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board). Together with Cardiff University, Wales Gene Park and the Welsh Government they are working to deliver the Welsh Government Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy for patients within Wales. This is a highly exciting and innovative strategy with opportunities for staff, healthcare professionals across Wales, patients and the public.

This is a three year post-graduate programme.Trainees are also enrolled for a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree in their chosen specialism.


Trainees may be required to rotate through other areas which will involve secondments at other locations. On completion of training, prospects for permanent employment within Wales are excellent. For individuals with aptitude and commitment there are opportunities to progress through the career pathway to Consultant Clinical Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are motivated to pursue their career within Wales.

We are searching for someone who shares our values that: • We care about the people we serve and the people we work with • We trust one another • We respect each other • We take personal responsibility • We treat people with kindness • We act with integrity The University Hospital of Wales is the largest hospital in Wales, on the same site as the University Of Wales College Of Medicine. It is well provided with academic and social facilities. Cardiff city centre, with its many amenities, is easily accessible.


You may apply for up to two specialisms. Your supporting information must be relevant to both specialisms if you chose to apply for more than one.



Interviews will be held between 15th - 26th April 2019 in Cardiff City Centre


Closing date for applications for all posts: 26 March 2019


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It is essential that your application demonstrates how you meet the job description / person specification for this post.

Applicants are invited to apply using the Welsh language.

Applicants requiring Tier 2 Sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post; in these circumstances the Trust is unlikely to satisfy the resident labour market test.

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