Band 8d and 8c Consultant Clinical Scientist

West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory, NHS
Job Location
United Kingdom
£54,998 - £81,618
Job Description

Opportunities have arisen at the West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory in Birmingham for full-time Consultant Clinical Scientists at Agenda for Change bands 8c and 8d. The band 8d post will be the Deputy Director of the laboratory. WMRGL is a large integrated genetics laboratory providing a comprehensive service, handling over 50,000 samples annually. The WMRGL sits within a dedicated Genetics & Pathology Directorate within Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, which is very supportive of future genetic developments. The service works closely with our Fetal Medicine Centre, the National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre, National School of Healthcare Science, Centre for Clinical Haematology (University Hospital of Birmingham), and the University of Birmingham’s Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Centre for Rare Diseases, Centre for Computational Biology and School of Cancer Sciences. The laboratory is organised as a number of programmes: Germline Genetics, Cancer Genetics, Research and Development, Technical, and Management. Consultant posts may lead or be deputy of one or more of the clinical or research programmes. The Deputy Director will support the Director in overseeing all of the programmes and may also lead one of the programmes. The successful candidates must be registered as a Clinical Scientist, and will be expected to have FRCPath and significant relevant experience in a genetics laboratory environment. The Deputy Director will have substantial experience of senior management, as a consultant, and involvement in academic and professional activities. Applicants should possess excellent communication, management and leadership skills, be able to demonstrate a vision for the future of genetics and genomics, both locally and nationally. Please apply online at Job Reference: for 8d role - 231-14-RG-23, for 8c role - 231-14-RG-24 Closing Date: for 8d role 30th November 2014, for 8c role 12th December 2014 Interview date: for 8d role 17th December 2014, for 8c role 6th January 2015


 Science degree (first or second class Honours).  Certificate of Competence in Clinical Molecular or Cyto Genetics (or other relevant training).  State Registration with HCPC.  FRCPath Part 1  Active participation in CPD.  At least 8 years post-training experience in clinical diagnostic Genetics.  Experience and competence in writing and checking clinical diagnostic reports to the required standards.  Experience of laboratory supervisory work   Excellent specialist technical, analysis and interpretative skills.  Expert knowledge of the principles of Genetics including up-to-date knowledge of diagnostic tests.  Sound knowledge of Health and Safety issues.  Excellent communication and management skills  Excellent organisational and supervisory skills in particular ability to lead team of scientists and technicians.  Ability to liaise with a wide range of professionals and public.  Computer skills.  Ability to deal with distressing situations.  Reporting of test results with distressing implications to patients and their families.  Flexible approach to work.  Enthusiasm and ability to motivate staff.  Strong interpersonal skills  Motivation to post

How to Apply

For further information about the posts please contact Professor Michael Griffiths at the laboratory on 0121 627 2710.

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