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NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientists (Clinical Bioinformatics - Genomics)

Band 6

Main area
Clinical Bioinformatics - Genomics
Band 6
Fixed Term for 3 years
37.5 Hours per week
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Employing organisations will be one of the Health Boards or Trusts in NHS Wales
NHS Wales Organisation
£26,566 to £35,578 per annum
25/03/2018 23:59

NHS Wales - Trainee Clinical Scientist in Clinical Bioinformatics - 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.

Salary range is Band 6 on a 3 year fixed term contract.

Applications are invited for a Trainee Clinical Scientist (Band 6) in Clinical Bioinformatics - Genomics for the All Wales Genetic Laboratory, based in the Institute of Medical Genetics which includes the All Wales Clinical Genetics Service and Academic Genetic laboratories (School of Medicine) and Wales Gene Park.

The All Wales Genetics Laboratory is a partner of the All Wales Medical Genetic Services (AWMGS, hosted by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board). Together with Cardiff University, Wales Gene Park and the Welsh Government they are working to deliver the Welsh Government Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy for patients within Wales. This is a highly exciting and innovative strategy with opportunities for staff, healthcare professionals across Wales, patients and the public.

This is a three year post-graduate programme.Trainees are also enrolled for a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree in their chosen specialism.

Trainees may be required to rotate through other areas which will involve secondments at other locations. On completion of training, prospects for permanent employment within Wales are excellent. For individuals with aptitude and commitment there are opportunities to progress through the career pathway to Consultant Clinical Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are motivated to pursue their career within Wales.

We are searching for someone who shares our values that: • We care about the people we serve and the people we work with • We trust one another • We respect each other • We take personal responsibility • We treat people with kindness • We act with integrity 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.

You may apply for up to two specialisms. Your supporting information must be relevant to both specialisms if you chose to apply for more than one.


Interviews will be held on the 30th of April and 1st May at SWALEC Stadium Cardiff


Closing date for applications for all posts: Sunday 25th March 2017


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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