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Associate Clinical Scientist - Band 5

Main area
Clinical Diagnostics
12 months fixed term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
University Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
22/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Associate Clinical Scientist Band 5

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and well-motivated individual to join the Nuclear Medicine Department as an Associate Clinical Scientist. You will be expected to participate in a wide range of scientific aspects involved in providing a Nuclear Medicine service. Involvement with research and development projects will be encouraged.

This job is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in a career in medical physics and wishes to gain experience for application to the national scientific trainee programme (STP). The post is for a fixed term 12months in the first instance. Candidates must hold a Physics or associated honours degree.

The University Hospital in Coventry is a new hospital (funded by the PFI) that opened in mid 2006. This 1250 bed hospital is one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in the country. The Department of Nuclear Medicine, which carries out in excess of 9,000 investigations a year, provides comprehensive imaging, non-imaging and isotope therapy services to the whole of Coventry and surrounding Warwickshire.

The department is equipped with 3 new SPECT-CT gamma cameras and a state of the art PET-CT. The department also has a radiopharmacy with facilities for radiopharmaceutical production and dispensing, and a blood labelling suite.


Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time






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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion or visit please contact Dr James Cullis, Head of Nuclear Medicine. Tel: 02476 967048, email:

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