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Principal Clinical Scientist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Registration with the HealthCare Professions Council in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics as a Clinical Scientist is mandatory. To have attained FRCPath Part 1 and to have, or be working towards full Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists.

To take responsibility as a Section Head for a specialised aspect of H& I laboratory work, including supervision of staff

To have line-manager status and on a daily basis to be responsible for organising and planning own work activities, and activities of staff teams

To adhere to national standards (UKAS/ISO15189 and European Federation of Immunogenetics) and to be responsible for compliance to these standards within your area of work.

To be responsible for ensuring an annual programme of scheduled audits is completed to document compliance to these standards

To advise other staff and clinicians on tests requested and test interpretation with reference to the Consultant Clinical Scientists

To deputise for the Consultant Clinical Scientists when required

Main duties of the job

To take on responsibility for managing workload and clinical direction of a section of the Laboratory under the direction of the Consultant Clinical Scientists.

To be a member of the Senior Management Team, advising on strategic developments and innovations.

To attend MDT meetings as appropriate.

To participate in the Clinical Advice Scientist rota out of hours on call.

To initiate and supervise training projects, business cases and formulating policies as required.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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.

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



  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists Part 1
  • Registration with the HCPC


  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists Part 2 practical
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists Part 2 oral
  • Doctorate level qualification
  • Leadership qualification
  • Involvement in professional affairs at a national level

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Transplantation Laboratory, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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