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Senior Clinical Scientist (Scientific Computing)

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are a clinical scientist, specialising in clinical scientific computing, and passionate about making a positive difference to the delivery of healthcare within a leading London NHS Trust, keep reading! We have a vacancy for a senior clinical scientist to join our Clinical Scientific Computing team within the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at UCLH.

We are looking for a state registered clinical scientist, but welcome candidates with appropriate experience who could attain registration, via the equivalence route, within 3 years. You would be joining the team at a time of change, as we re-align to meet the challenges facing the Trust, support new digital technology, strengthen our interactions with clinical and technology stakeholders, and develop to provide a full range of scientific computing services.

If you understand the importance of developing your emotional intelligence, big picture thinking and communication skills alongside your scientific skills we'd like to talk!

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with the Head & Deputy Head of Clinical Scientific Computing as well as clinical scientists & analysts within Clinical Scientific Computing & other members of staff within Medical Physics. You will develop strong & productive working relationships with clinicians, scientists & clinical managers & also with staff in UCLH Digital Healthcare Technology & their commercial partners.

We have significant commitments to support clinical services in Radiotherapy, Proton Beam Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Sterile Services, Neurophysiology & Women's Health but have a key role in implementing & managing systems that cover many other clinical areas. You will be part of a specialist team providing some on-call support & extended hours support to Radiotherapy & Proton Beam Therapy.

You will use your organisational skills to manage projects involving multiple clinical, commercial & technical stakeholders, whilst also bringing your technical & scientific skills & your understanding of the regulatory requirements, risk & quality management to evaluate, specify, implement & manage clinical systems.

We have close links with UCL & are accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science to support trainees in Clinical Scientific Computing.

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.

We want you to take an active role in supporting research, development & innovation & will be keen to understand & support you to use your strengths & develop your interests whether they be in programming, datascience, AI or another area of clinical scientific computing.

The Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering is a central resource of professional scientific & engineering knowledge & skills within UCLH. Our services support clinical services & research & development throughout UCLH.

The Clinical Scientific Computing Section provides services to clinical & scientific teams & to researchers, predominantly throughout UCLH, across the following areas of work:

Whole life cycle support of medical IT systems. Management of computing infrastructure including desktops, servers, & file storage. Medical device software & healthcare software development. Healthcare data science & healthcare informatics. Support for research, development & digital innovation.

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.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • First and Higher Degrees (e.g. Masters) in a Physical Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • State Registration as a Clinical Scientist (or eligibility to obtain this within 3 years)


  • PhD or equivalent research experience
  • Chartered Engineer or Chartered Scientist
  • Membership of a relevant Professional Institute



  • Evidence of ongoing CPD and in-service training and meetings
  • Experience working in a scientific healthcare environment
  • Experience of the medical application of IT and electronic systems
  • Familiarity with current electrical safety standards for medical devices, e.g. IEC60601


  • Experience with both Windows and Linux/BSD
  • Experience in the management of server critical applications such as database servers, security systems and backup systems.

Skills and Abilities


  • Familiarity and experience in research methods
  • Ability to plan complex activities such as system upgrades that may involve scheduling system downtime and giving consideration to risk to clinical services.
  • Ability to work under pressure



  • Ability to communicate clearly, and concisely and sympathetically with patients
  • Ability to liaise, assist and collaborate with medical personnel on clinical research projects
  • Ability to communicate technical material clearly to various personnel
  • Ability to produce accurate technical documentation
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems where conflicting views exist
  • Ability to type accurately and at speed


  • Record of published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Record of presenting work at major scientific meetings

Personal and People Development


  • Ability to work as a member of a team with other clinical staff
  • Ability to manage technical projects
  • Ability to delegate to and supervise junior staff

Specific Requirements


  • Ability to collate and analyse complex information from multiple sources
  • Ability to formulate guidance based on an assessment of local requirements and relevant regulations.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road



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