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Assistant Genetic Technologist

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Main area
Specialist Services
Grade
3
Contract
Fixed term
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
185-A-20-83447
Town
Exeter
Salary
£18,813 to £20,795
Closing
21/02/2020 23:59

The Genomics Laboratory at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of NHS Genomic Medicine, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing that utilises specialist gene panel, exome and genome analyses to make diagnoses for the benefit of families with rare diseases across the UK and beyond. The Exeter and Bristol Genetics Laboratories are working in partnership as the South West Genomic Laboratory Hub, with the Exeter Laboratory focused on specialist endocrine services and exome/genome analysis.

Rapid translation of research to improved diagnostic services is facilitated by sharing purpose-built modern office and lab spaces with the University of Exeter Medical School genomics teams, including the world-leading monogenic diabetes researchers led by Professors Sian Ellard and Andrew Hattersley. The co-located South West NHS Genomic Medicine Centre is leading the transformation of NHS Genomic services through education initiatives following completion of the recruitment phase for the 100,000 Genomes Project. Further details of the diagnostic service and research interests can be found on our websites.

Set in the beautiful cathedral city of Exeter, in the midst of glorious Devon countryside and close to the South West coastline with its stunning beaches, the city boasts excellent links by road, rail and air to the rest of the country, Europe and further afield, whilst being within easy reaches of picturesque Dartmoor and Exmoor scenery.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join a rapidly-expanding team of Assistant Genetic Technologists, and take their first step into a career within the NHS Genomics service. Some staff in this role have progressed to more advanced technical or scientific roles and/or to study MSc or PhD degrees. The successful candidates will be team players with excellent attention to detail and a meticulous approach to laboratory work. They will work as part of a team which manages all aspects of specimen reception, DNA and RNA extraction, robotic test setup and administrative duties to ensure an accurate, safe, efficient and timely service to patients.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

 

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr. Jayne Houghton jaynehoughton@nhs.net 01392 408244

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Wonford
Barrack Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5DW
Telephone
01392 403936 or 403758

We operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need


Our Trust is proudly committed to race equality.
To ensure our ethnic minority staff have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are offering career development support to any ethnic minority staff.

Interested?

Please email rde-tr.equality@nhs.net to find out more.