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Clinical Scientist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Clinical Scientist
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
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The Royal Marsden Hospital
£37,886 - £47-705 pa inc
21/05/2019 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a HCPC state registered Clinical Scientist, with good interpersonal skills and a committed team member to join the Molecular Diagnostics team within the Clinical Genomics department. The department is located in the Centre for Molecular Pathology and is one of seven national Genomic Laboratory Hubs offering Cancer Genomic testing in England. It also works alongside Cancer Research UK in their Stratified Medicine Programme and leads the cancer stream of the 100,000 Genomes Project. The Centre for Molecular Pathology is a state-of-the-art facility bringing together translational science and molecular diagnostics and is one of the few specialised laboratories in molecular diagnostics of cancer in Europe. The department provides a reference Molecular Diagnostics and Cytogenetics Service for solid tumours and haematological malignancies, as well as participating in clinical trials and collaborating with industry, so as to provide cutting-edge genomic technologies to support personalised cancer treatment.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Clinical Scientist with experience in molecular diagnostics to contribute to the provision of a timely and efficient ISO 15189 accredited Clinical Genomics Service. The post holder will be required to take responsibility for testing and reporting of specialised molecular diagnostics investigations and for managing areas of existing service work in the laboratory. They will be involved in the service development and validation, including the implementation of clinical NGS and ddPCR protocols for personalised cancer medicine and analysis using complex genetics software. In addition the post holder will be required to support activities such as quality management, including compliance with laboratory accreditation standards, training and the department’s translational research programme. Good communication, team working and supervisory skills are essential.

The successful applicant should have an MSc in a biological science (or equivalent) and must be HCPC state-registered Clinical Scientist. They should have considerable experience of molecular diagnostics service delivery and have a sound understanding of molecular techniques. Experience in NGS and ddPCR is desirable.

The Trust encourages and supports continuing professional and personal development and Pathology runs a CPD Club. Staff benefits include child care facilities, some accommodation, car parking at Sutton and various sports and social activities.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Dr Lisa Thompson, Head of Clinical Genomics (Diagnostics),

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