Pre-registration Clinical Scientist

Band 6

Main area
Neuro-muscular Pathology
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-NC-0696
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
King's College Hospital
Town
London
Salary
£31,878 - £42,046 per annum Inc HCA
Closing
26/06/2018 23:59
Interview date
17/07/2018

Applications are invited for this new post from suitably qualified and experienced medical research scientists who are interested in a Clinical Scientist career path and in working in the specialist field of neuro-muscular pathology.

This busy but friendly Department provides a diagnostic service for the regional neuroscience centre on neurosurgical, neurological and psychiatric specimens; is a referral centre, is involved in research investigations and has UKAS ISO15189 accreditation. It also provides a clinical diagnostic service for the MRC London Neurodegenerative Diseases Brain Bank at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Because of this work a wide range of CNS and PNS specimens are handled including muscle, nerve and pituitary biopsies. 

With the support of consultant staff the successful candidate will be expected to ultimately take a role in the testing and reporting of muscle, nerve and skin biopsies and prepare for and take part in regular MDTs as part of the Department’s neuro-muscular service. In addition, through “route two” postgraduate training with the Association of Clinical Scientists, they will be expected to achieve a Certificate of Attainment in Cellular Science modality and subsequently registration with the HPC as a Clinical Scientist. Collaborative research will be an essential part of this process.

Ideally, you will have clinical and research experience in neuro-muscular pathology, immunohistochemistry, PCR, genotyping and gene sequencing technology. Any muscle histochemistry or electron microscopy experience would be an added advantage. You will be expected to ultimately run a section within the laboratory and will need to show that you have a depth of knowledge to be able to trouble shoot and efficiently and effectively line manage staff.

Further education and professional development which supports this service is actively encouraged.

Closing date: 26/06/2018

Interview date: 17/07/2018

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Applicant requirements

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

For further details and to discuss your application informally, please contact Lawrence Doey, Laboratory Manager on (020) 3299 1951 or via e-mail at lawrence.doey@nhs.net