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Clinical Scientist

Band 7

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Band 7
Fixed term - 12 months (Limited Term Project)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£39,866 - £49,704 per annum inclusive
20/06/2019 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.

Applications are invited from State Registered (HCPC) Clinical Scientists in Genetics. Scientists preparing for registration will also be considered and, if successful, recruited to AfC band 6 until registration is obtained.

The Neurogenetics Unit is currently situated within the Department of Molecular Neuroscience at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery but will shortly be moving and merging with the Regional Genetics Laboratory at Great Ormond Street Hospital, to become the lead Rare Disease Laboratory in the North East and West London Genomics Laboratory Hub. The unit provides a regional molecular genetic service for inherited neurological disease and a national and international diagnostic service for rare neurogenetic disorders.

We are a participating laboratory in the North Thames Genomic Medicine Centre in the 100,000 Genomes Project. Neurology is the largest contributor of families to date and we were the single biggest contributing laboratory of cases in the country. This fixed term post (funded for 1 year in the first instance) has been established specifically to analyse and report data being returned from the project.

The service also includes two nationally-funded highly-specialised services for mitochondrial disease and muscle channelopathies. The laboratory is UKAS accredited to ISO15189:2012. There is a close association with clinicians and research groups and we are involved in a number of collaborative research and development projects as part of the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

The post holders may also contribute to other aspects of the diagnostic service. Specific experience in neurology/neurogenetics is not necessary. Practical experience of next generation sequencing and data analysis would be an advantage.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact the head of the laboratory, Dr James Polke: james.polke@nhs.nett