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Clinical Scientist

Band 7

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Band 7
Fixed Term - 12 months (Limited Funding)
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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£45,780 - £51,393 per annum inclusive pro rata
Salary period
21/10/2020 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Clinical Scientist (Medical Physicist) in PET/MR and PET/CT

AfC Band 7 One Year Fixed Term Maternity Leave Cover

Secondments welcome

The Institute of Nuclear Medicine has an international reputation for excellence in academic and clinical nuclear medicine.  We are located in the heart of the UCL/UCL Hospitals campus within University College Hospital, providing a comprehensive nuclear medicine service that now undertakes some 15,000 studies per year to patients referred from UCLH and hospitals throughout the UK. In addition to the extremely varied clinical workload we have an extensive and internationally recognised internal research programme. We collaborate with both local and external researchers and are actively involved in the Trust’s NIHR BRC-funded programme for translational research. Our key strengths include operation of the UK’s first PET/MR system, the exploitation of PET and SPECT-based multimodality imaging, and access to a range of experimental PET and SPECT tracers. We are developing cutting-edge techniques for oncological, neurological and cardiac imaging, and are centrally involved in a very rapidly expanding and developing radionuclide therapy programme.

The primary aim of this post is to maximise the potential of our PET/MR and PET/CT scanners. By supporting existing services, helping in the development of new techniques, and contributing to the safety and QA of these systems, the post holder will work with an established team of clinical scientists to achieve these aims. This post offers a really excellent opportunity to extend your experience as a clinical scientist in MR, PET/MR and PET/CT at a highly regarded centre that develops and practices cutting-edge techniques.

This post is being advertised to cover maternity leave and is a 1-year fixed term appointment. It would suit a candidate with experience in MR physics and/or PET physics. For applicants without knowledge of PET, training would be provided. Given that this is a 1-year post, applications would also be welcome from someone looking for a secondment in the field if PET/MR and PET/CT to grow their knowledge and experience in these technologies at an active imaging centre.

University College Hospital is located in a very pleasant cosmopolitan area in the heart of London’s West End and one which has really excellent local and long-distance transport connections.  The department itself has a vibrant, friendly and multi-disciplinary team and we benefit from London’s unrivalled range of social, cultural and sporting facilities.  Hospital accommodation and key worker accommodation packages are available.

Interviews: 1st week on November

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal enquiries are welcomed; to find out more please contact Dr John Dickson, Head of Clinical Nuclear Medicine Physics (john.dickson2@nhs.net).