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Clinical Scientist

Band 7

Main area
Molecular Pathology
Band 7
Fixed term, 12 month contract
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark hill
£44,347 - £50,549 per annum (inc HCA)
23/09/2019 23:59

We are delighted to announce that, due to NHS England re-commissioning of genomics services, a new opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinical scientist to join our specialist team. The focus of the post will be on translating variant data into clinically meaningful reports, along with participation in multidisciplinary meetings, supporting clinical care.

This is a fixed term NHS post for 1 year, however this role is expected to be made permanent in the longer term.


King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is undertaking an exciting project to bring all of its specialist NHS laboratories together under a single Precision Medicine directorship with the ambition of unifying molecular services across the organisation. Currently this comprises over 30 molecular scientists working for the Trust. As the principal provider of inherited genomics in this project the molecular genetics laboratory in the Institute of Liver Studies will be the nucleus of the directorate’s genetics services. The laboratory is embedded within the prestigious Institute of Liver Studies and is adjacent to the Variety Children’s Hospital. It is an international referral laboratory with a genetics repertoire covering single gene and panel tests. There is a strong focus on the genetic testing of hepatic, pancreatic and gastrointestinal conditions for supra-regional services in the UK and overseas. The laboratory is a key specialist provider of through NHSE re-organisation of genomics laboratories and is expanding to accommodate the increased activity. The laboratory has high levels of integrated reporting and access to multiple resources for the interpretation of rare and complex results. King’s College London has a large research presence on site and within the Institute itself. The genetics laboratory operates alongside several other specialist pathology disciplines, each set up to rapidly translate clinically led research into diagnostic activity. The laboratory particularly benefits from the Institute’s exome sequencing programme and exceptional integration with clinical services.


We are looking for an experienced state registered Clinical Scientist to support our growing portfolio of diagnostic sequencing services. You must have worked in a diagnostic molecular genetics laboratory and have experience of interpreting variants in a range of genes. Ideally you will have experience of bioinformatics pipelines. You must be meticulous, a good communicator and able to organise yourself. You do not have to be experienced in our repertoire. The laboratory provides an excellent opportunity to be involved in research and develop expert clinical knowledge. In addition there are opportunities to expand your skills in leadership and management. The department supports staff development. Progression with FRCPath is encouraged. If you are excited about applying next generation sequencing technology to improve patient care, you could be the ideal candidate for this post.


Scientists preparing for registration will also be considered and, if successful, recruited to band 6 until registration is obtained.


King’s College Hospital is situated within easy reach of central London and has good transport links. Childcare facilities are available on site. Temporary accommodation may be available if needed.


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