Genomics Programme to fund HSST posts in genetics and molecular pathology

Nominations from employers must be submitted by midday 28 November 2014

Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme has this week opened nominations from NHS employers for up to 32 Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) posts.

The Programme is offering a maximum of 16 places each in Genetics and Molecular Pathology of Acquired Disease (specifically focused in histopathology and haematology). These posts will attract full salary funding for the first three years, along with any academic fees incurred. The funding for the final two years must be met by the host department.

The deadline for nominations from employers is 12pm midday, Friday 28 November 2014. The aim is for the posts to commence in early January 2015.

Recruitment will be administered by the HEE National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) and is restricted to in-service applications only, with the support of their employers. All applications will be required to undergo a formal benchmarking and appointment process overseen by the NSHCS.

HSST is a five-year programme to train and develop consultant clinical scientists. It forms part of the Modernising Scientific Careers programme, which runs across a range of healthcare science specialisms.

For details about recruitment criteria, the nominations process and FAQs, please see our website. You can also email the Genomics Education Programme team with any queries.