NHS Scientist Training Programme - 2017 recruitment
The NHS Scientist Training Programme opens for applications on Monday 16 January 2017 for those with a relevant honours degree in science or engineering.
The STP is a postgraduate training programme providing an accredited MSc in Clinical Science that leads to eligibility to apply for clinical scientist status.
There is an annual intake in September each year and, for 2017 entry, the recruitment cycle opens on Monday 16 January 2017.
For entry you must have at least a 2:1 honours degree (or relevant postgraduate qualification if you have a 2:2 degree) in a pure or applied science or engineering subject that's relevant to your chosen specialism. Applicants will include those successfully graduating from the NHS Practitioner Training Programme.
Healthcare science specialisms available through the STP
Postgraduate training for the STP leads to a specifically commissioned and accredited master's degree and certification of achievement of work based training. The programme offers *specialisms based around the following themes.
- Cardiac science
- Clinical biochemistry
- Clinical bioinformatics (genomics)
- Clinical bioinformatics (health informatics)
- Clinical bioinformatics (physical sciences)
- Clinical engineering including: rehabilitation engineering, clinical measurement and development and medical device risk management and governance
- Clinical immunology
- Clinical microbiology
- Clinical pharmaceutical science
- Critical care science
- Gastrointestinal physiology
- Genomics (formerly genetics)
- Genomic counselling (formerly genetic counselling)
- Haematology and transfusion science
- Histocompatibility and immunogenetics
- Medical physics including: imaging with ionising radiation, imaging with non-ionising radiation, radiation safety physics and radiotherapy physics
- Ophthalmic and vision science
- Reconstructive science - applicants must hold current registration as a dental technician with the General Dental Council
- Reproductive science
- Respiratory and sleep sciences
- Urodynamic science
- Vascular science
*Important! Please check the National School for Healthcare Science website for the latest list of specialisms being offered for entry in 2017.
Recruitment to the Scientist Training Programme (STP) in 2017 is being coordinated by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS). Applications for the STP are made online through the portal on the NSHCS website.
Direct entry applications
Applications to the Scientist Training Programme for direct entry will open at 1pm on Monday 16 January 2017 and close at 5pm on Monday 13 February 2017. Applications after this date will not be accepted.
Applications for in-service applicants will open at 1pm on Monday 16 January 2017 and close at 5pm on Monday 13 March 2017. Applications after this date will not be accepted.
There is considerable competition for places and the recruitment window won’t remain open for long. No late applications will be accepted so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to make an informed application!
Where to find out more
If you want to find out more about the various areas of healthcare science, please visit our role pages under the relevant area:
- clinical bioinformatics
- life sciences
- physical sciences and biomedical engineering
- physiological sciences
- applicant guidance
- FAQs covering the vast majority of questions that candidates have about application and eligibility; the selection process and general aspects of the 2017 STP recruitment cycle.
- details of open days that organisations recruiting to STP positions are holding during early 2017
- the generic STP job description for 2017 entry
- the generic STP person specification for 2017 entry
- a list of which posts are available, by specialism and geographical location
- the link for applicants to use when applying
Good luck with your application!