Chris - Trainee Clinical Scientist

Who’s this?

Chris is training to be a Clinical Scientist and is working within the Genomic Diagnostics Laboratory at Saint Marys Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT)

What’s the story of their career to date?

Chris graduated from Loughborough University in 2012 with a BSc in Human Biology, before completing an MSc in Medical Diagnostics at Cranfield University. Chris began his career working as a Research Assistant at Cambridge University working in both a haematology and genetics laboratory. In 2017, Chris was successful in his application and was offered a place on the NHS Scientist Training Programme at MFT

What do they do?

Chris recently began his three year training programme towards becoming a registered clinical scientist. The training programme involves work-based and academic learning. Clinical scientists in genomics are responsible for analysing and interpreting genetic results, offering clinical judgements to benefit patients

What’s the best thing about their role?

Chris is passionate about the prospect of contributing to such a rapidly-evolving field that is constantly improving and developing new methods of diagnosing and treating patients with a range of genetic diseases

Where are they going from here?

Once Chris becomes registered as a clinical scientist, he looks forward to building on his knowledge and analysis of different genetic diseases in a clinical setting. He also aims to be involved in the training of new staff and contributing to the development of exciting, new genomic applications

Where can I find out more?

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