Healthcare Scientist Associate Practitioner | GenQA

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Location: The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Department: Laboratory Medicine

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian

Job closing date: 02/08/2021

Job posted date: 19/07/2021

Salary: Band 4 (£23,709 – £25,982)

Employment type: Fixed-term 12 months maternity leave cover

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5hrs per week


Applications are invited for the post of Healthcare Scientist Associate Practitioner for UK NEQAS/Genomics Quality Assessment Service. The UK National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) is an international organisation facilitating optimal patient care by providing a comprehensive assessment service for a wide range of disciplines throughout laboratory medicine. This is an excellent opportunity to join the UK NEQAS Genomics centre which comprises of two centres; one based in Edinburgh and the second in Oxford University Foundation NHS Trust. This post will be located in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The Genomics EQA Scheme is a well-established and accredited EQA provider within the field of genomic diagnostic testing.

We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the team in this internationally respected EQA centre to fulfil a maternity leave post. The post holder will be expected to rise to the challenges associated with the delivery of assessing the standard of service of laboratories and will provide the EQA sample handling, distributions and support the scientific staff within GenQA to evaluate the quality of genomic laboratory testing.

Applicants should be educated to SCQF Level 8 e.g. HND in Biological Science or NVQ4 or equivalent level of knowledge and ideally have experience of molecular biology and genetics. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Wendy Hannant (telephone 0131 242 6898; email

**Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage**

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