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Clinical Scientist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated state registered Clinical Scientists to join our Genomics laboratory (Cancer Team), working to deliver a modern high quality diagnostic service and cutting edge translational development.

We are happy to consider appointment of individuals who are not yet State Registered but are currently on a recognised programme of training that will lead to registration in the near future.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a rewarding role and would like to join a dedicated, patient focused team of health professionals then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please note that this is a full-time permanent position. Staff will be expected to participate in a 6 day working rota to cover Saturdays and some Bank Holidays with time off in lieu.

Main duties of the job

  • To apply highly specialist scientific skill and expertise in diagnostic laboratory genetics including troubleshooting of assays and techniques both existing and in development.
  • To ensure that the service is effective and current by regular literature review. To implement laboratory procedures for sample receipt, processing, IQC, analysis, checking, interpretation, preparation of reports (both standard and complex) and reporting of results.
  • In partnership with others, to be responsible for the accuracy, timeliness and appropriateness of a variety of routine and non-routine highly specialised genetic tests.
  • To correctly interpret and explain results with advice on further action for patient or family members, including calculation of risk, within relevant professional guidelines and subject to supervision from senior staff.
  • To attend appropriate multidisciplinary team meetings to give a professional opinion on clinical cases.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • BSc in an appropriate biological science
  • State Registered Clinical Scientist


  • PhD in Biological Science

Knowledge / Skills


  • Knowledge of principles of genomic medicine
  • Able to critically analyse and interpret scientific data
  • Able to concentrate at all times and work under pressure
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Meticulous
  • Computer literate


  • Knowledge and experience of supervision and management

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Genomics - St Mary's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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