Current vacancies at the Trust

Senior Genomics Technician

Band 6

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Band 6
Fixed Term until 31 March 2022
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's Hospital
£31,878 - £42,046 p.a inclusive of HCA
24/07/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Senior Genomics Technician Band 6

The Genomics Research Platform uses cutting edge technologies to enable fast tracking of research into clinics. We are seeking to appoint a Senior Genomics Technician to support our services and R&D. The role calls for a detail oriented and highly motivated individual with excellent molecular skills, familiar with Genomics workflows and platforms.

The post requires demonstrable experience in manual or automated library preparation for next generation sequencing and experience in using equipment required for such workflows. The post holder will also be experienced in conducting microarray workflows, have experience in the operation of some or all equipment available in the Genomics Research Platform and capable of following SOPs in a word or worksheet format with attention to detail.

Training will be provided on Genomics lab workflows, liquid handling systems and sequencers in use in the Genomics Research Platform. After training, you will be expected to follow SOPs to operate sequencers and liquid handling systems for R&D or service projects and provide training to new clients on equipment use when required. You must be able to deliver on a range of projects to pre-agreed timelines.

This post involves service as well as R&D library preparations and will involve sequencing optimisation on new sequencers or workflow optimisation on new platforms. Focus and attention to detail is expected in all aspects along with an ability to manage & prioritise a diverse workload.  

The post holder is expected to have good comprehension of service operations.  Knowledge of data analysis on Genome studio, Partek and other programs for QC of microarray and sequencing data is desirable. Working within a multidisciplinary environment with staff at many levels, you will need good organizational and interpersonal skills. 

Successful candidates will have an interest in learning, developing and optimising molecular workflows for the latest technologies. The ability to work proactively without direct supervision is essential.

Closing date: 24th July 2018 at midnight

Interview date: 7th August 2018

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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