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Clinical Scientist, EMQN

Band 7

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Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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EMQN, St Mary's Hospital
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum
23/11/2018 23:59

Do you have a strong background in genetics or biomedical science? Do you have an interest in improving the quality of healthcare? Have you got experience of cutting edge healthcare diagnostics such as Molecular Pathology and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)? Then consider a move to Manchester and join the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN) team.

EMQN is an internationally-respected, UKAS-accredited provider of External Quality Assessment (EQA) services, with 1600 members in 68 countries. EQA is an essential requirement for any laboratory seeking to provide a quality service and is a vital component of clinical governance. We are hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and based within The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM) that unifies NHS genomics services and The University of Manchester research and teaching - one of the leading centres for clinical genomics in Europe. The MCGM has recently been successful in its bid to manage a new North West Genomics Laboratory Hub as part of a national NHS genomic medicine service. Located within the well-equipped, state-of-the-art facilities of the Genome Diagnostics Laboratory, the EMQN monitors global laboratory performance in diagnostic molecular genetics, molecular pathology, and technical laboratory testing processes such as DNA sequencing (Sanger and NGS) 

Right now, we’re seeking an appropriately qualified, self-motivated and enthusiastic clinical or biomedical scientist with proven managerial/administrative experience to join the team as a Clinical Scientist to provide cover for an existing staff members maternity leave. Flexibility, excellent communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines are essential attributes. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small friendly team working alongside other healthcare scientists and EMQN colleagues to maintain the existing international EQA services as well as to undertake relevant research and development in new areas of service provision such as Molecular Pathology and Next Generation Sequencing. The post is varied and challenging, and development of specialist interests within the remit of the EMQN will be strongly encouraged. The successful individual will be expected to use their own initiative, to work well as part of a team and to promote good working relationships with other colleagues and organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. In return, you’ll find that we’re committed to development and training for all staff. Indeed, you’ll be supported to develop and broaden your knowledge and skills.

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For an Informal chat you should contact Nicola Wolstenholme (Tel: 0161 276 6741, email

MFT reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Please note that applications are accepted by completion of our on-line application form. We cannot accept CVs.

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Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987