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Clinical Scientist (Haem-Onc)

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year PA
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory (WMRGL) for a permanent Principal Clinical Scientists (AfC 8a) . The Cancer Programme hosts both the Haemato-Oncology and Solid Cancer teams consisting of more than 80 clinical scientists and genetic technologists delivering an extensive range of cancer services across both acquired and inherited cancer clinical indications. Candidates should be HCPC registered and have relevant experience in the delivery of high quality cancer genomic testing in an NHS setting.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be part of the Senior Management Team supporting the delivery of services across the department as well as taking responsibility for specific clinical workflows and sub-teams relating to either haemato-oncology or solid cancer referrals. Over the last few years, the portfolio of genomic testing has significantly expanded with the introduction of large gene panels and whole genome sequencing (WGS) creating an increase in workload and complexity of analysis and reporting. This post will support the management and delivery of our agenda, and play a key role in future developments as part of the national Genomics Medicine Service.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Science degree (first or second class with Honours or higher degree)
  • Certificate of Competence (or other relevant training)
  • State Registration with the Health Professional Council
  • Higher Degree, DipRCPath/FRCPath (Part 1) or Essential A / C actively preparing for FRCPath (Part 1) or assessed equivalent experience.
  • Active participation in CPD


  • Publication record
  • Completed interview and appraisal training



  • Significant post-training experience in clinical diagnostic genetics
  • Experience of laboratory supervisory work
  • Excellent specialist technical, chromosome or molecular analysis and interpretative skills. Expert knowledge of the principles of clinical diagnostic genetics including up-to-date knowledge of diagnostic tests.
  • Sound knowledge of Health & Safety issues


  • Evidence of research and development

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Women's Hospital


B15 2TG

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