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Medical Technical Officer at the The Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton

Job Reference: 282-SA123523
Employer: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Location: The Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton
Grade: Band 5
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent
Salary: £29,553 to £36,265 a year per annum
Closing: 16/08/2022

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Medical Technical Officer 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. The department provides a reference Molecular Diagnostics and Cytogenetics Service for solid tumours and haematological malignancies, as well as participating in clinical trials.

The post holder will be responsible for carrying out analytical molecular diagnostics including, but not limited to, Next Generation Sequencing, fragment analysis, ddPCR and gene expression analysis. The post holder will be expected to assist in training of junior members of the team and support activities such as quality, equipment maintenance and audits

The successful applicant must have a relevant BSc degree in Biological Sciences/Genetics and have experience in molecular diagnostics techniques. Please note: total weekly working hours are 37.5 hours, however in line with the NHSE requirements for the delivery of the Cancer Test Directory, the Clinical Genomics department will operate an extended working hours service, the post holder will be required to participate in a shift system on a rotational basis.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake technical duties required to support scientific teams in the provision of an effective and high quality molecular diagnostics service to patients. They will be responsible for carrying out analytical molecular diagnostics investigations, with minimal supervision. The range of tests available will be in continuous development and the post-holder will be expected to work within all areas of the department. Analytical investigations will include, but not limited to, Next Generation Sequencing, fragment analysis, ddPCR and gene expression analysis in haematological and solid tumours. The key working relationships will be with clinicians, oncologists and histopathologists responsible for treating patients as well as with other Pathology disciplines and liaising with staff throughout the Trust. The post holder will be expected to assist in training of junior members of the team and visitors as well as to contribute to data management relating to the technical aspects of the molecular service. In addition the post holder will be required to support activities such as quality, including compliance with laboratory accreditation standards, equipment maintenance, audits and participate in the departments training programme.

For further information on this role please contact Emma Poyastro-Pearson, emma.pearson@icr.ac.uk