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Clinical Scientist

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per Annum Inc HCAS
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This role also includes an incentive recruitment and retention bonus of 5%*

Are you ready to make a profound impact in the field of Clinical Genomics and help shape the future of cancer diagnostics?

If you're a passionate, HCPC state-registered Clinical Scientist with exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong team spirit, we have a remarkable opportunity waiting for you!

The Clinical Genomics laboratory at the prestigious Royal Marsden is at the forefront of innovation and research in the North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub. As one of the seven national Genomic Laboratory Hubs in England, we're leading the way in Cancer Genomic testing.

What Awaits You:

Cutting-Edge Research: You'll be responsible for conducting specialized molecular diagnostics investigations, including contributing to our newly established ctDNA workflow in collaboration with Guardant Health.Innovative Service Development: Take a leading role in service development and validation utilizing complex genetics softwareCollaboration: You'll collaborate closely with clinicians, oncologists, and histopathologists, ensuring your work directly impacts the treatment and care of patients.

Leadership and Mentorship: Supervise and mentor junior staff.Diverse Responsibilities: Your role will involve activities such as quality management, compliance with laboratory accreditation standards, training, and contributing to the department's translational research program.

Main duties of the job

The main objective of the post holder is to contribute to the provision of a timely and efficient Molecular Diagnostics service within the Clinical Genomics Department, both for internal and external cases. The post holder will perform analysis using complex genetics software and report specialised molecular investigations and manage areas of existing service work in the laboratory, in order to provide an efficient and high quality molecular diagnostic service in haematological and solid tumours. The range of tests available will be in continuous development and the post holder will be responsible for standardisation of new technologies and tests for molecular diagnostics. The post holder is expected to liaise with clinicians, oncologists and Histo pathologists responsible for treating patients.

They will be involved in the service development and validation, including the implementation of clinical NGS and other protocols for personalised cancer medicine. The post holder will supervise junior staff within the department to ensure the quality of service provision at all times and to ensure compliance with professional standards. In addition the post holder will be required to support activities such as quality management, including compliance with laboratory accreditation standards, training and the department's translational research programme. There will be occasions when the post holder will have to take sole responsibility for the laboratory work.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What We're Looking For:

An MSc in a biological science (or equivalent).HCPC state registration or close to registration.Considerable experience in molecular diagnostics service delivery.Why Choose Us:

At Royal Marsden's Clinical Genomics Department, you'll be part of a dynamic team committed to pushing the boundaries of cancer diagnostics. We offer an inspiring and collaborative work environment where you'll have the chance to excel in your field and make a significant difference in the lives of cancer patients.

Apply Now and Help Shape the Future of Cancer Diagnostics!

Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of something extraordinary. Join us in making a real impact in the world of Clinical Genomics and take the next step in your career with Royal Marsden. Apply now!

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to express and communicate ideas, concepts and findings in all circumstances including email and telephone
  • Experience of clinical report writing
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Experience in working with complex genetics software
  • Competence in use of Microsoft software or equivalent
  • Educational qualification in mathematics

Personal Qualities


  • Evidence of personal development
  • Self confident, contributes to laboratory meetings
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Flexible approach to work, decision maker

Specific Experience


  • MSc degree or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of training related to specific area
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience of working in all areas of relevant diagnostic laboratory
  • Able to write, review and follow SOP
  • Able to perform advanced training and ensuring compliance with professional standards


  • HCPC registration (Essential for Clinical Scientist appointments)
  • Evidence of technological development e.g. NGS for diagnostic and/or clinical trial use

Management experience


  • Ability to manage stock


  • Ability to manage the specific laboratory areas and related staff on a daily basis

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


the Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton



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