Senior Clinical Scientist | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 22 January 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £37,570 - £43,772 pa
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 February 2020
Location: Southampton, SO14 2AA
Company: University Hospital Southampton NHS FT
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2245332/188-OTH1435

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within Molecular Pathology at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Clinical Scientist with previous laboratory experience to join our team and contribute to the provision of the Genomics service in Molecular Pathology.


Our department is part of the Wessex Local Genomics Laboratory, within the Wessex, Oxford and West Midlands Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH) Consortium, providing a comprehensive range of molecular investigations and complex interpretation for haematological disease, MRD, disease associations (including pharmacogenomics) and solid tumours.

The laboratory is part of a European network for molecular diagnostics quality assurance, including innovations in lymphoid clonality analysis. Within UHS, the laboratory works closely with other departments including Cellular Pathology and Haematology services to enable the future provision of molecular diagnostics.


The post holder will be able to analyse, interpret and report complex molecular investigations. The post holder will work closely with the senior Molecular Pathology team, other departments within the Pathology directorate and the various teams across the Wessex region and as part of the GLH. The post holder will play a role in delivering the strategic plan for UHS molecular diagnostics as part of the national reconfiguration of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service. The successful candidate will take part in all aspects of the genomics service including the interpretation, verification and validation of NGS data in cancer. They will also support developments in personalised medicine including the transfer of assays to NGS platforms, complex interpretation, active engagement in MDTs and opportunities for research developments.


We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated HCPC registered Clinical Scientist with experience and knowledge in molecular diagnostics.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated their ability to constructively work through periods of change and have experience of innovation through new technologies and processes such as NGS and ddPCR. Good communication, interpersonal skills and a committed team member are essential

The laboratory supports the training of a variety of STP programmes, the HSST in Molecular Pathology of Acquired Disease and the training of healthcare professionals in cancer genetics, haematology, immunology, biochemistry and histopathology.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 25 February 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

This advert closes on Wednesday 12 Feb 2020

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