Trainee Healthcare Scientist, Genomics and Molecular Pathology, B6
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Job reference: 049252

Location: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Job closing date: 29/04/2021

Job posted date: 01/04/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£32,118 - £39,560)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Laboratory Genetics

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Pre-registration Supernumerary Clinical Scientist Training (Genomics and Molecular Pathology)Band 6

Fixed Term for 3 years 37.5 hrs per week         

Salary £32,118 to £39,560

Applications are invited from candidates with a First or Upper Second Class BSc Honours Degree in Genetics or an appropriate biological subject as a minimum for entry to the NHS Scotland post-graduate training scheme for Genomics and Molecular Pathology. The training will be delivered by the Laboratory Genetics department which forms part of the West of Scotland Centre for Genomic Medicine. The department provides a high quality genetics service to the West of Scotland, population 2.7 million, and to the whole of Scotland through the Scottish Genetic Laboratories Consortium and the Scottish Molecular Pathology Consortium.  Based at the state of the art Laboratory Medicine building at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, the Laboratory Genetics department is responsible for the testing of inherited genetic disease and acquired genetic disease (solid and haematological malignancy). Training will follow an agreed training programme framework, which will enable the trainees to build a portfolio of evidence for assessment and subsequent registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Scientist. This year a total of four training posts are available within the West of Scotland Centre for Genomic Medicine in Glasgow supported by NHS Education for Scotland.  Additional training posts as part of the same scheme within the Regional Genetic Laboratory, Foresterhill, Aberdeen and the Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh are being advertised separately. The Glasgow laboratory offers a high standard of facilities and expertise. Training commences in September 2021 on a three-year contract of employment. Healthcare Science within the NHS has a well-defined career structure and continued professional development is actively encouraged.

The shift pattern for this post is Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Informal contact: Jayne Duncan, 0141 354 9395,

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.


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