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This role is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Service (MPDS) located at UHB is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Clinical Scientist to take up the newly created Lead Consultant Scientist position for the service.
The MPDS at UHB is one of the largest tumour genetic-profiling centres in Europe and processes in excess of 15,000 samples a year. The service provides solid tumour molecular testing across protein expression, gene mutation, gene methylation, gene amplification, and chromosome translocation analyses. In addition it operates a highly commended circulating tumour DNA service for EGFR mutation analysis. The service sits within the Histopathology department, which houses several sub-specialities including cytopathology, electron microscopy and a muscle biopsy service, together with the MPDS providing a comprehensive Cellular Pathology service. The department has huge expertise in various technologies including real time PCR, pyrosequencing, FISH, immunohistochemistry and next generation sequencing. The post holder will be joining a dedicated team of over 20 individuals comprising full time scientists, technicians, clerical staff and molecular pathologists.
The post provides an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled individual to build on the success of the department and to develop new collaborations. The post holder will be responsible for the scientific leadership of the service along with the day to day provision of scientific support to the MPDS team and scientific advice to service users. The post holder will hold responsibility for the continued development and improvement of the service. The strong relationships the department has with oncologists, academia and industry provide opportunities for developing research activities and lecturing/teaching initiatives. The position will involve a significant reporting role.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with a good range of clinical and scientific skills, who is keen to contribute to the continued success of the service. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant scientific ability, experience that is applicable to the area of molecular pathology, proven service development, and an aptitude for team leadership and motivation.
Applicants must hold HCPC registration.
All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.
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