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191423 Trainee Clinical Scientist


NHS Scotland


  • Internship
    Placement Program
  • Edinburgh

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

We will fully support disabled candidates, and candidates with long-term conditions or who are neurodivergent by making reasonable adjustments to our recruitment policy and practices.

Pre-registration Supernumerary Clinical Scientist Training
Molecular Pathology (Genomics) (NHS Lothian)
Fixed Term for 3 years, 37 hrs per week

Applications are invited from candidates with a First or Upper Second-Class BSc Honours Degree in Genetics or an associated life science subject as a minimum for entry to the NHS Scotland post-graduate training scheme for Molecular Pathology (Genomics) based in Edinburgh supported by NHS Education for Scotland. The post will be based in the Molecular Pathology Laboratory (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh & Western General Hospital). The department offers a high standard in terms of facilities and expertise to support trainees. Training will follow an agreed training programme framework, which will enable the trainees to build a portfolio of evidence for assessment and subsequent registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Scientist.

Additional training posts are available within the Dundee and Glasgow Regional Genomics Laboratories and the S.E. Scotland Genetics Laboratory, Edinburgh and are being advertised separately. Training commences in September 2024 on a three-year fixed term contract of employment. Healthcare Science within the NHS has a well-defined career structure and continued professional development is actively encouraged.

Informal enquiries should be made to the Training Officer:
Molecular Pathology – Anthony Bench (Anthony.Bench@nhs.scot)

Please download the full application pack from Jobtrain.

Please read the important Job Application information in the information for applicants section.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay. This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff. This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours. However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.

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Their mission is to provide healthcare services that are accessible to all residents of Scotland, promoting health and wellbeing while delivering high-quality care. Their purpose encompasses delivering comprehensive healthcare services, from primary care to specialized treatments, with a focus on improving health outcomes and ensuring equitable access to healthcare for all Scottish residents. They also emphasize public health initiatives and disease prevention strategies to enhance the overall health of the population.