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Clinical Scientist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 May 2024

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The Neurogenetics Unit of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery provides a regional molecular genetic service for inherited neurological disease and a national and international diagnostic service for rare neurogenetic disorders. It is merged with the Regional Genetics Laboratory at Great Ormond Street Hospital to form the lead Rare Disease Laboratory in the North Thames Genomics Laboratory Hub.The laboratory is ISO accredited and there is a close association with clinicians and research groups at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for and HCPC-Registered Clinical Scientist to join our team in a translational role (applications will also be considered from candidates working towards registration). This post is funded for 14 months in the first instance and will focus on the clinical application of long read sequencing (LRS), specifically working with UCL Queen Square and Great Ormond Street collaborators on LRS for diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders (mitochondrially and nuclear encoded), and detection/characterisation of repeat expansions in short tandem repeat expansion disorders.Previous experience in a diagnostic genetics laboratory is essential no previous experience in neurology is necessary.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

At UCLH, we have a real One Team ethos, and our values safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Masters in Human Genetics or related subject/CMGS Certificate of Competence completed STP training/ equivalent level of experience
  • Part 1 membership of the Royal College of Pathologists (OR working towards).
  • State registered Clinical Scientist (HCPC)


  • PhD in Human Genetics



  • Experience working as a clinical molecular scientist within a Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Experience of Human Genetics
  • Experience in a molecular genetics laboratory


  • Evidence of relevant research as demonstrated by publication of peer reviewed papers

Personal and People Development


  • Maintains an active CPD programme, attending seminars, training courses and best practice meetings
  • Supervision and training of junior staff

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH)

Queen Square House



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