Scientist Associate Practitioner

  • Job Center: GenQA

Job Description

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.

Location: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, EH16 4SA

Job Type: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week), Permanent

Closing Date For Applications: 21st May 2109

Application Form: For full details on the role and how to apply, please go to NHS Scotland recruitment

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 molecular diagnostic testing and genomics.

We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the team in this internationally respected EQA centre. The post holder will provide the molecular based sample handling and aid in the continual assessment of the quality of DNA extracted from blood and tumour samples. The post holder will be expected to rise to the challenges associated with the delivery of assessing the standard of service of laboratories. They will have the opportunity to work with blood pathology tumour samples and DNA to evaluate the quality of molecular laboratory testing and will support the administration of the distributions and assessments.

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 Dr Sandi Deans (telephone 0131 242 6898; email