Trainee Clinical Scientist, Band 6
Ninewells Hospital

Job reference: 049936

Location: Ninewells Hospital

Job closing date: 28/04/2021

Job posted date: 26/04/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£32,118 - £39,560)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Genetics

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Tayside

Scottish NHS

Pre-registration Supernumerary Clinical Scientist Training

Genomics and Molecular Pathology

Fixed Term for 3 years, 37.5 hrs per week

Band 6 - Salary Scale:  £31,800 - £39,169 per annum

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. Training posts are available in the Regional Genetic Laboratory, Foresterhill, Aberdeen and in the South East Scotland Genetics Laboratory, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. Both centres offer high standards in terms of facilities and expertise to support trainees. 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 three training posts are available (2 in Aberdeen and 1 in Edinburgh) supported by NHS Education for Scotland. Additional training posts within the West of Scotland Centre for Genomic Medicine, as part of the same scheme, are being advertised separately. 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.

Informal enquiries should be made to the Training Officers:

Aberdeen –     Christine Bell (

Edinburgh –     Jennifer Fleming (

Applicants should clearly rank their preferred training centre(s) with their application. 

NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. 


The closing date for this job has now passed.