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Cytogenetics and Molecular Haematology at the Royal London Hospital, London

Job Reference: 259-3299220GCS
Employer: Barts Health NHS Trust
Location: Royal London Hospital, London
Grade: Band 5
Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent
Salary; £29,888 – £36,738 per annum
Closing: 21/07/2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Cytogenetics and Molecular Haematology Department for a Band 5 Genetic Technologist.

The Cytogenetics and Molecular Haematology Department operates as part of the Specialist Integrated Haematological Malignancies Diagnostic Service (SIHMDS) providing a cancer genomics service for Barts Health NHS Trust and external hospitals in London and Essex. The department works closely with the other disciplines within the SIHMDS including Immunophenotyping, Haematology and Histopathology to offer a fully integrated reporting service. The department is located within state-of-the-art facilities and offers a comprehensive repertoire of testing including genomic analysis of solid tumours and haematological disorders, minimal residual disease monitoring, chimerism studies, chromosome analysis and FISH. The department has a strong background in training and is accredited with the NSHCS to provide STP and HSST training together a commitment to train and develop staff of all grades. Barts Health NHS Trust is one of the partner organisations within the North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub and works closely with other organisations within the region to bring genomics to the forefront of healthcare.

The post-holder will work across the cytogenetic and molecular subsections to aid in the provision of a flexible and efficient service. Duties will include technical processing of samples referred for genomic testing, primary analysis of data generated by molecular and cytogenetic techniques and involvement in the supervision and training of junior laboratory staff.

The successful applicant will demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to work effectively with the other staff in the department and the wider SIHMDS. Appropriate training will be given in order to meet the required levels of competency, however previous practical experience of working in a diagnostic genetic laboratory is essential.

The candidate will be required to work from 9:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday. There may be the requirement to work weekends or bank holidays on a rota.

For further information, please contact Marianne Grantham on 0203 246 0118 or email Marianne.grantham@nhs.net