Clinical Scientist Genetics - Permanent - West London

Posted 15 March 2023
Salary £41000 - £45000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Biomedical Science JobsOther biomedical scientist roles
Contact NameCandidate Attraction

Job description

Maxxima’s permanent team are recruiting for a Clinical Scientist within Genetics on a permanent basis to work for the UK's largest hospital groups in the heart of London.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated clinical scientist with Genomics experience to join our friendly and sociable referrals team. Individuals nearing completion of their registration as a Clinical Scientist with the HCPC will also be considered for this role.

Location: West London

Employment Type: Permanent Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

What’s in it for you?
Salary: £41’000 + Great Benefits                               

On a typical day you will:
  • Deputise for the Technical Service Manager and take on some of the regular managerial tasks
  • Help maintain equipment, good laboratory practice & housekeeping within the department
  • Research and advise clinicians regarding new or bespoke requests,
  • Liaise with healthcare professionals to obtain clinical details, appropriate consent and patient samples (ie. tumour blocks) to expedite testing. 
  • Accept blood, saliva, DNA & tissue samples and to register patient data using the in-house software (Meditech) and ensure it complies with minimum standards. 
  • Perform DNA extractions on a regular (weekly) basis and assist in its record keeping and safe long-term storage. 
  • Undertake routine operative maintenance on office and laboratory instrumentation, including the DNA Extraction machine and Tutela temperature monitoring of DNA freezer storage
  • Regularly stocktake and maintain supply of DNA extraction kits, consumables and collection kits particular to tests offered on the Cancer Pathway

What will you need to succeed in this role?
  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree, with at least 5-years working in a Clinical Genetics Laboratory.  Experience in cancer genetics an advantage. 
  • HCPC Registered
  • Be aware of current Quality Management standards and help ensure suitable systems are in place for Genomics Laboratory and Cancer Pathway
  • Detailed knowledge of medical, laboratory and particularly genetics terminology
  • Be computer literate – especially using Meditech and Microsoft Office. 
  • Understand and follow health & safety principles for good laboratory practice. 

What are the next steps?
If the role sounds like the perfect fit for you, please apply now.
If you are interested in registering with us, would like to know more about this position or simply discuss any other opportunities we have, we would love to hear from you.
Feel free to contact Charlotte Oliver on 02033986694 or
We know you'll love working with us, and so would your friends. So why not introduce us and earn some extra money in the process?
The way it works is simple: if you introduce candidates who are not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £1,500. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

About Maxxima
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