Healthcare Science Practitioner Specialist / Genetic Technologist

University Hospital Southampton

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Wessex Genomics Laboratory Service (WGLS) in Salisbury, to appoint a permanent fulltime Senior Genetic Technologist within our dynamic genomics team. 

The Wessex Genomics Laboratory Service (WGLS) is a new integrated genomics testing service formed from the amalgamation of Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory – now WGLS (Salisbury), and University Hospital Southampton (UHS) Molecular Pathology – WGLS (Southampton). The WGLS is part of the Central & South Genomic Laboratory Hub (

We provide an in-house diagnostic service for cancer and rare disease testing in accordance with the NHS England Genomic Test Directory and are also engaged in the development and ramping up of the NHSE Genomic Medicine Service Whole Genome Sequencing programme for our Wessex patients.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We’re proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

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