All posts for the 2020 intake to the Scientist Training Programme for Life Sciences are available below. Post information may be updated throughout the recruitment process, therefore we recommend that you check this page on a regular basis.

Additional information and travel information has been supplied by the employer and details are correct to the best of our knowledge. If you need further information please contact the employer directly.

All posts will require some travel to other placements and to attend university.

Andrology

Liverpool Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The post holder will be based at the Shropshire and Mid-Wales Fertility Centre in Shrewsbury. They will rotate to Wolverhampton for Cytology and to Birmingham for Genetics.

Cancer Genomics

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The laboratory is part of the West Midlands, Oxford & Wessex Genomic Laboratory Hub. There may be opportunities for shared learning with other trainees from our partner laboratories. Over the 3 years there is likely to be cross training with Oxford and Wessex (Salisbury/Southampton). However, travel will be kept to a minimum.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: You will be based primarily at King’s College Hospital for your laboratory-based training.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The trainee will be based at Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust and training will be delivered in the Genomics laboratory and the histopathology and haematology departments. Some training will also take place at the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

North Bristol NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Training will be delivered at Bristol Genetics Laboratory and at other departments within Severn Pathology at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Over the 3 years there is likely to be cross laboratory training as we are part of a Consortium with Birmingham and Wessex (Salisbury/Southampton). However, travel will be kept to a minimum.

Clinical Biochemistry

Barts Health NHS Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The main base will be at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel but during the 3 years you will visit our Barts, Newham and Whipps Cross sites for clinical experience. The genetics rotation in year 1 and paediatrics in year 3 is hosted by Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The main base will be the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. This base will provide the clinical chemistry, haematology and immunology rotations. The genetics rotation will be provided by a London hospital.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The laboratories across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are currently undertaking a Pathology Transformation project in line with NHSi recommendations. First year rotations will be provided within each of the Trusts involved in the SYB Pathology Transformation Programme. Placements will be provided during years 2 and 3 within the most relevant hospital to cover competencies depending on the developing model of services within South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: It is envisaged that one trainee will be based at each site (Ipswich and Colchester) but both trainees will be expected to travel between sites. In the first year, each trainee will have an immunology placement at Barts NHS Trust in London and a genetics placement at Cambridge University Hospital.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: South of Tyne and Wear Clinical Pathology Services are an NHS provider of pathology for Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside hospitals and CCGs. All staff are employed by Gateshead Health NHS Trust. The clinical biochemistry team are all based in the recently built state of the art hub lab in Gateshead. The labs are all equipped with fully automated Roche equipment. Specialist tests include LCMS drugs, androgens and urine mets, renal calculi (IR spectroscopy) and urine and protein electrophoresis. Post within the region in the next few years.

Travel information: Training will mainly be delivered by South of Tyne and Wear Pathology at QE Hospital Gateshead. 1st year rotations in Genetics and Clinical Immunology have been agreed with RVI Newcastle. Other specialist rotations in Toxicology and Paediatric Biochemistry are also available within the North East Region.

Hull University Hospitals NHS Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: Although we don’t run an open day, all candidates interested in the course or Liverpool, are welcome to an informal visit.

Travel information: No additional information

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The main base is Northwick Park Hospital. Genetics rotation (about 6 weeks) in first year will be at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). A blood transfusion course will be carried out in Tooting. Majority of second and third year is based at Northwick Park with a few short rotations across London (Kings, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, GOSH).

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

North Bristol NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The successful applicant’s main base will be at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. We work closely with colleagues in the Royal Devon and Exeter laboratory. Regular trains operate between Barnstaple and Exeter, so the trainee may opt to use public transport when rotating for specialist training. The first year will include training in molecular genetics and cytogenetics. All trainees in the peninsula travel to Bristol for the cytogenetics module. The immunology rotation has been planned to take place in Derriford to take advantage of attendance at clinics run by consultant immunologists for the peninsula.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Clinical Immunology rotation will require travel to another site within Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (St Peters Hospital, Chertsey). Genetics Genomics and Molecular Science rotation will require travel to another site within Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford). Paediatric placement will be either at St Thomas Hospital, London or Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: Any potential applicants are welcome to come for an informal visit by contacting Carolyn.williams@boltonft.nhs.uk

Travel information: Training will be based at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, with placements in the first year at Immunology at Lancashire Teaching Hospital and Genetics at Manchester Foundation Trust. In the second and third year the trainee will undergo placements at Salford Foundation Trust and Manchester Foundation Trust, including a paediatric biochemistry and metabolic placement.

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: We welcome and encourage potential applicants to get in touch to discuss the post, and/or visit the laboratory.

Travel information: No additional information

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The clinical immunology rotation will require travel to another site within Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (St Peters Hospital, Chertsey). The paediatric placement will be either at St Thomas Hospital, London or Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: It is envisaged that some time may be spent with our alliance partners at Pennine Acute Hospitals (primarily Royal Oldham Hospital) where projects may be carried out.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Royal Wolverhampton Trust is now part of Black Country Pathology Services.

Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The main base will be Torbay Hospital and as part of your training in the first year you will be expected to rotate between Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: University teaching hospital with links to Keele University and Staffordshire University. A diverse biochemistry department and team with experience of STP training and development.

Travel information: Some travel may be required to Leighton Hospital, Crewe.

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Clinical Immunology

Barts Health NHS Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: Informal visits encouraged. Please contact Mike Stevens or Chris Scott on 02032 460279 to arrange.

Travel information: The successful candidate will be expected to spend between 12 and 18 months on rotation to the Immunology laboratory at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: Clinical Immunology at CUH is a major service within the UK and a regional referral centre for the NHS. It also has strong links with the University of Cambridge and provides the largest repertoire of tests for the NHS laboratory services in the UK. Training is provided by qualified Clinical Scientists, Medical staff and Biomedical Scientists.

Travel information: All rotations based at Addenbrookes Hospital with secondment to relevant clinics and secondment to Clinical Immunology at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: It is planned that the trainee will rotate to Barts Health/Royal London for part of their training to get full adult and paediatric immunology experience.

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: The student will be supported fully and linked with our trainee network. Clinical Immunology is an essential department that directly supports diagnosis of urgent immune-mediated conditions including haematological malignancies, autoimmunity and immunodeficiency. Immune-mediated diseases are on the rise, causing increased burden on the service.

Travel information: All rotations based in UHS.

Genomic Counselling

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The post will be based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital and all rotations will also be on site.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: This post is based in Cambridge, but will include travel to hospitals within the East Anglia region.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: We would be pleased to meet with anyone who is considering applying for our STP placement.

Travel information: Based at Great Ormond Street with one rotation at St Barts Hospital.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Travel across South East London, Kent, East Sussex and Jersey will be required. A flexible approach to learning and proactive attitude is looked for.

Liverpool Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: Meetings are scheduled throughout the year for prospective applicants to meet a current STP GC trainee.

Travel information: STP genomic counselling training room is on the 6th floor, clinical genetics department.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Main base is in Oxford. Secondary base is in Northampton. Travel is regularly required: Travel to monthly peripheral clinics at hospitals in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire. A drivers licence is an asset but car share schemes are available in Oxford. The trainee will be required to travel to University of Manchester for taught portion of the training programme. Travel to, and accommodation when in, Manchester will be funded. For the reproductive sciences placement, STP trainees may need to commute to London or Northampton. Although all efforts will be made to provide a reproductive sciences placement in Oxford, it may not always be possible.

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The STP Genomic Counsellor will be primarily based in Exeter, supported by the Peninsula Clinical Genetics service and Molecular Laboratory. There will be the opportunity to travel through Devon and Cornwall while observing clinics. Part of the laboratory placement will include time in the Bristol Genomic Laboratory Hub.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The first-year rotations will be split between St George’s Hospital and Guys’ and St Thomas Hospital. The South West Thames genetics service covers South West London, Surrey and West Sussex. It is expected that the trainee will be able to travel to peripheral clinics around these areas during their 3 years of training.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: There may be placements at peripheral sites within the region.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The main base is at Southampton, however we are very closely linked with Salisbury and part of the rotations will be there.

Genomics

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The laboratory is part of the West Midlands, Oxford & Wessex Genomic Laboratory Hub. As such there may be opportunities for shared learning with other STPs from our partner laboratories. Over the 3 years there is likely to be cross laboratory training as we are part of a Consortium with Birmingham and Wessex (Salisbury/Southampton). However, travel will be kept to a minimum.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Travel might be required but not essential.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: We are a busy department with STPs currently in Genomics, Bioinformatics (Genomics) and Cancer Genomics.

Travel information: The STP training in Genomics provided by the Viapath Genetics Department is virtually all based at Guy’s Hospital, most of it within the Viapath Genetics Laboratories. Otherwise its within the Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust (GSTT) Clinical Genetics Department and the Assisted Conception Unit, both of which we have very close ties. All year 1 rotational modules will be taught at Guy’s and essentially all of year’s 2 and 3 apart from the elective and short terms arranged ad hoc at other London Labs with whom we collaborate.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 3

Additional information from employer: Year 1 rotations will be based at Liverpool Women’s Hospital or St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester whilst specialist training will take place on both sites.

Travel information: The post is at the North West Genomic Laboratory hub; the laboratory has sites at St Mary’s Hospital Manchester and Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Training will be split between the sites according to where different services are delivered. Year 1 rotations may be based on either site. Trainees will also spend time at the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: The Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield genetics laboratories are now working in a collaborative as Yorkshire and North East Genomic laboratory hub. Whilst predicting workforce requirements for the future is difficult, we predict that there will be some staff turnover within our teams and an increased requirement for scientific roles as the implementation of the national genetic test directories introduce whole genome sequencing analysis and reporting at scale. Our workforce review is therefore a Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub wide review, including Genomics, Cancer Genomics and Bioinformatics. We do not expect a decrease in workforce requirement and anticipate the requirement for an expansion of complex reporting and the national introduction of more personalised medicine and pharmacogenomic testing.

Travel information: Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield are currently accredited as individual training centres. Each centre will submit an application for trainees and the trainees will be employed by, and based at, that Trust. As our Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub (Y&NE GLH) becomes further established we will be consolidating activity and it will be necessary for the trainee to spend time at our partner organisations during their period of training in order to receive a complete programme of education and development. This will be built into training plans which will clearly developed and communicated with the trainees and supported by the Y&NE GLH training group which is established across the hub.

North Bristol NHS trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Training will be delivered on site at Southmead Hospital Bristol except for one of the first-year rotations which is based at the Clinical Genetics department at St Michael’s Hospital Bristol.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: Please contact Abid Sharif if further information is required.

Travel information: Genetic laboratories are at the city campus, NUH.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Over the 3 years there is likely to be cross laboratory training as we are part of a Consortium with Birmingham and Wessex (Salisbury/Southampton). However, travel will be kept to a minimum.

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: There will be some cross-laboratory training as we are part of a Genomic Laboratory Hub covering West Midlands, Oxford and Wessex but travel will be minimised. We will use planned study/network/training days and take an innovative approach.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Haematology and Transfusion Science

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 2

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: University of Manchester to study.

Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: The Transplantation Laboratory at Manchester Royal Infirmary supports regional kidney, pancreas, islet, heart, lung, cornea and haemopoietic stem cell transplant programmes and HLA typing for disease diagnosis and management. We are one of the largest H&I laboratories in the UK with an excellent training record and we take pride in encouraging career focused scientists to fulfil their potential.

Travel information: Second year and third year rotations will be in Immunology, MFT.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Microbiology - Infection Science

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: The department has previous experience in providing excellent training opportunities for STP and has successfully trained 2 STP trainees.

Travel information: Travel may be required between different sites for which travel expenses will be provided.

National Infection Service

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: This post will be part of the London Microbiology Consortium and will be hosted by Public Health England with placements in Great Ormond Street Hospital and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Travel information: The student will join the London Microbiology Consortium, hosted by Public Health England and the majority of the time will be at Colindale in North West London in the National Centre. Other placements will be at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Great Ormond Street. Some travel will be needed between these sites.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: Although no open day is offered, as in the past, applicants are welcome to visit our site.

Travel information: There will be travel to external rotations as required. We are a Pathology network comprising 4 hospital trusts. However, microbiology and virology is centralised at the host site at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: We are not planning a formal open day but are happy for shortlisted applicants to visit the department on a mutually-agreed date. Contact Dr Christopher Holmes on c.holmes1@nhs.net

Travel information: 95% of the training will be delivered within the Leicester Clinical Microbiology department. Attachments and training opportunities at other labs.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Countess of Chester and Arrowe Park Hospital

Reproductive Science - Embryology

Barts Health NHS Trust

Region: London

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Histopathology/Cytology rotations will be based in Romford (zone 6).

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: All training will be facilitated by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Rotations will be into the main hospital laboratories on campus.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Region: North

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: Primary location will be Seacroft Hospital, but rotations will be at St James hospital 1-2 miles away.

Nuffield Health

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Region: South

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: The post holder will be based at the Shropshire and Mid-Wales Fertility Centre in Shrewsbury. They will rotate to Wolverhampton for Cytology and Birmingham for Genetics.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Region: Midlands and East

Number of posts: 1

Additional information from employer: No additional information

Travel information: No additional information