Trainee Healthcare Scientists

Look out for national advertisements in January 2013
(Starting salary AfC Band 6, £25,528, fixed term, 3 years) – pay band currently under review and may be subject to change.

From January 2013, the NHS will be seeking graduate scientists across a wide range of
disciplines for the Healthcare Scientist Training Programme (STP). This is a three year
postgraduate programme and successful candidates will be employed by an NHS Trust for the  duration of their training.

The STP includes a fully funded and accredited MSc in the relevant specialism together with certification of work based training in the following areas, leading to eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and use of the protected title of Clinical Scientist.

  • Life sciences – infection control and epidemiology, mycology, virology, bacteriology and parasitology, clinical biochemistry, haematology/transfusion science, immunology, histopathology, cytopathology, reproductive science, genetic science
  •  Physiological sciences – audiology, neurophysiology, ophthalmic and vision sciences, cardiac science, respiratory and sleep sciences, vascular science, gastrointestinal physiology and urodynamic sciences, critical care science
  • Physical sciences and biomedical engineering – rehabilitation engineering, clinical  measurement and development, device risk management and governance, radiation safety, radiotherapy physics, imaging with ionising radiation, imaging with non-ionising radiation, clinical pharmaceutical science, reconstructive sciences (maxillofacial prosthetics – applicants for maxillofacial prosthetics will require dental registration)

Candidates are encouraged to start thinking about their applications now. National
advertisements will appear in the New Scientist and www.jobs.ac.uk from January 2013.

Further information can be found at the following websites:
NHS Careers
http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/hcstp

National School of Healthcare Science
www.nshcs.org.uk

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