Trainee Clinical Scientist - Cancer Genomics
Health Education and Improvement Wales
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NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientist - Cancer Genomics
Exciting opportunity to use your science degree for patient and public benefit.
Earn a competitive salary and gain a masters degree through a 3 year, full-time, nationally recognised training programme: Scientist Training Programme (STP).
Starting salary will be on the first point of Band 6 on a 3-year fixed term contract.
Applications are invited for a Trainee Clinical Scientist (Band 6) in Cancer Genomics at the All Wales Medical Genomics Service (AWMGS), based in the Institute of Medical Genetics. The host site is currently the University Hospital of Wales. As part of Cardiff Edge redevelopment plans, the All Wales Medical Genomics service will be relocating to the Cardiff Edge Life sciences Park in Coryton, within the next few years.
AWMGS together with Cardiff University, Wales Gene Park, the Pathogen Genomics Unit (PenGU) and Welsh Government are working to deliver the Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy for patients within Wales. This is a highly exciting and innovative strategy with opportunities for staff, patients, the public and healthcare professionals across Wales. Furthermore, the publication of the Genome UK has established the need for a unified approach to Genomics across all four nations.
This post is fixed term for 3 years to meet the needs of the service.
Main duties of the job
There is one position available for the discipline of Cancer Genomics. The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a 3-year post-graduate programme. Trainees are enrolled for a fully funded part time master's degree in their chosen specialism, (Cancer Genomics) at the University of Manchester and Liverpool. The successful candidate is required to travel to either the University of Manchester or Liverpool for block teaching sessions or undertake learning remotely. You will also undertake work-based learning and training, alongside your Masters where you develop and apply your academic knowledge and skills in the NHS workplace. There are excellent opportunities to develop your professional practice through gaining knowledge and understanding of healthcare science and its contribution to patient care, patient safety, service delivery, research and innovation. There will be times when the successful candidate will need to work remotely. The posts are funded by HEIW.
We are searching for someone who shares our values that:o We care about the people we serve and the people we work witho We trust one anothero We respect each othero We take personal responsibilityo We treat people with kindnesso We act with integrity
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
The University Hospital of Wales is the largest hospital in Wales, on the same site as the University of Wales College of Medicine. It is well provided with academic and social facilities. Cardiff city centre, with its many amenities, is easily accessible via bus or train.
Trainees may be required to rotate, which may involve secondments at other locations, within Wales for short periods of time. On completion of the STP, prospects for permanent employment within Wales are excellent. For individuals with aptitude, commitment and flexibility there are opportunities to progress through the career pathway. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are motivated to pursue their career within Wales.
20 January 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
University Hospital Wales
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specificationattached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac
For informal queries, please contact: Educationandtrainingawmgs.Cav@wales.nhs.uk
- Applicants must have an honours degree (1st or 2.1) in a pure or applied science relevant to the specialism for which they are applying. Applicants with a relevant 2.2 degree will also be considered if they have an MSc or PhD in the specialism for which they are applying.
- For all candidates evidence of research experience, e.g. in the form of a higher degree or equivalent evidence of scientific and academic capability, is considered desirable.
Scientific Skills Demonstrated in a work or study context
- A committed in depth interest in Scientific Practice and its application to direct clinical care of patients in a clinical environment
- Ability to design research investigations and experiments.
- Ability to analyze and assess scientific, technical and medical literature.
- Ability to make judgments, including clinical judgments involving facts or situations that impact on patients.
- Have an understanding of quality control and management assurance in a science or work based context
- Ability to develop proficiency in the performance of routine and complex techniques currently in use where they are training
- Has an understanding of the role of their chosen specialism in healthcare and disease and its application in a healthcare setting.
- Good IT skills and knowledge of common computing packages for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation packages and databases.
- Ability to analyse complex information comprising laboratory or workshop data, images and clinical details. Knowledge acquired through study and experience to formulate appropriate advice and judgments.
Transferable Skills Demonstrated in study, work or non-work contexts
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both writing and speaking in English language in order to: oExplain analytical, scientific and clinical aspects of the work to a variety of people including scientific colleagues, clinical professionals, service managers and patients and to listen to their needs. oMake formal presentations to groups of colleagues.
- Good active listening skills to build rapport with listener to encourage an open discussion.
- Self-aware and flexible enough to adopt a range of evaluative or empathising listening styles according to the needs of the listener and the situation.
- Ability to work autonomously in the planning and execution of their own work and under the guidance of their Departmental Supervisors. Flexibility to acquire the skills to organise, plan and monitor the workload of others.
- Demonstrable ability to lead others.
- Under guidance develops good interpretative skills in the formulation of advice to multi-disciplinary team members on diagnosis and appropriate treatment of patients.
- Ability to handle patient samples, hazardous reagents and chemicals in a safe manner in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
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Training Manager AWMGS
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