NHS Scientist posts – open for applications and encouraging researchers to apply

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The NHS Healthcare Scientist Training Programme is a new and comprehensive work based training programme, introduced as part of the UK Modernising Scientific Careers programme. It replaces the Clinical Scientist entry programme and is the most direct way to work as a professional scientist in the NHS. Those with a PhD or research experience are encouraged to apply. Closing date for applications is 13th March 2011.

Trainee Healthcare Scientists – England

NHS | England | £25,472

As part of a new modernised national training scheme, NHS Trusts throughout England are offering approximately 190 salaried training posts in scientific areas that cover the application of biology, physics and engineering to health in three broad workforce divisions: Life Sciences, Physiological Sciences, Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering. Successful candidates will be employed as “Trainee Healthcare Scientists” by an NHS Trust and join a three year, fixed term, integrated training programme of work-based and academic learning, undertaking a university accredited Master’s degree. Posts are available in the themed pathways of: Blood, Cellular and Infection Sciences, including Genetics; Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering; Neurosensory, Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory & Sleep Sciences.

Closing Date: 13/03/2011

Location: England

Degree Discipline: As a minimum, you should have a good degree in a relevant pure or applied science.

Those with a higher degree, or research experience in their chosen field, are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Apply online from 24 February 2011 www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/hcstp


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