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Genomics Clinical Scientist at the North Thames Genomics Laboratory Hub

Job Reference: 271-MTT-3461427
Employer: Great Ormond Street Hospital
Location: Great Ormond Street Hospital

Grade: Band 7
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent
Salary: £47,154 – £52,936 per annum inclusive

Closing: 27/09/2021

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Applications are invited from State Registered Clinical Scientists in Genomics; scientists close to registration will also be considered.

The scientist will be joining the team at the North Thames Rare Disease Laboratory Hub at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated scientists with experience of clinical molecular genetic service delivery and a sound understanding of molecular techniques including variant assessment. Accomplished communication and organisational skills are required.

The successful candidate will support an area of our core, specialist or prenatal services dependent on experience. We support trained scientists who wish to adopt flexible and/or remote working patterns.

The Rare Disease Laboratory has an establishment of approximately 140 including technologists, clinical scientists, translational scientists, bioinformaticians and administrative support staff. Along with two Clinical Genetics teams we form a strategic Genetics Unit within the hospital and provide North London with a Regional Genetics Service serving a population of approximately 10 million. Having been awarded 11 specialisms in the NHSE Genomic Medicine Service the laboratory provides an in-house diagnostic service for cancer, molecular and cytogenetic testing in accordance with the NHS England Genomic Test Directory. Cytogenetic testing is provided for both prenatal and postnatal samples using SNP microarray, karyotyping, FISH, qPCR, QF PCR and MLPA. Molecular testing includes next generation sequencing and targeted tests. We are also engaged in the development and ramping up of the NHSE GMS Whole Genome Sequencing programme for our North Thames patients.

We are involved in a number of collaborative research and development projects with colleagues at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Institute of Neurology as part of the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. We provide a DNA preparation and storage service in support of many of these projects.

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test. Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact: Lucy Jenkins

Email address: Lucy.Jenkins@gosh.nhs.uk

Clinical Scientist at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Job Reference: 282-SA12145
Employer: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Location: The Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton, Sutton
Grade: Band 6
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent
Salary; £37,152 – £43,994 per annum
Closing: 24/09/2021

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The Royal Marsden has a vital role in championing change and improvement in cancer care through research and innovation, education and leading-edge practice. We are incredibly proud of our international reputation for pushing the boundaries and for our ground breaking work ensuring our patients receive the very best and latest in cancer treatment and care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Genetic Technologist, 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. 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 Cinical Genomics 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 Genetic Technologist to contribute to the provision of a timely and efficient ISO 15189 accredited Clinical Genomics Service. The post holder will undertake molecular diagnostic testing and analysis, as well as administrative tasks of a designated area of work, with minimal supervision. This requires detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of the work area. The post holder must be able to take responsibility for working alone and as part of a team to achieve necessary performance levels. The range of tests available will be in continuous development and the post-holder will be responsible for the validation and verification of new techniques and tests, including the provision of NGS and ddPCR for molecular diagnostics in haematological and solid tumours. The post holder will be expected to assist in training of new staff members and visitors as well as to contribute to IT development and data management relating to the technical aspects of the molecular service and therefore needs to be fully IT literate. In addition the post holder will be required to support activities such as quality, including compliance with laboratory accreditation standards, equipment maintenance and participate in the departments training programme. Good communication and team working are essential.

The successful applicant must have a relevant BSc degree in Biological Sciences/Genetics. They must have in depth post-graduate experience in molecular diagnostics techniques. Voluntary registration with The Science Council (RSci) is desirable but not essential.

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma Poyastro-Pearson, Operations Manager on emma.pearson@icr.ac.uk