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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

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Clinical Scientists

As part of the national Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) scheme, many departments within the Trust are working in partnership to host various placements on the Scientist Training Programme (STP).

The STP is a three-year training programme run by the National School of Healthcare Science in collaboration with NHS acute trusts, professional bodies and higher education institutes.

Trainees are appointed for a three-year fixed term post with a starting salary of around £31,000 (AfC Band 6) within the Trust, working in relevant areas of clinical practice, alongside completing a part-time fully-funded Master's degree, leading to the award of Registered Clinical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

We are proud to offer/support placements within a number of different specialisms:

  • Imaging with Ionising Radiation
  • Radiation Safety
  • Medical Device Risk Management and Governance
  • Specialist Disability Design (assistive technology)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Clinical Measurement and Development.
  • Clinical Bioinformatics
  • Radiotherapy Physics

Placements available within the Trust are allocated annually and on a needs basis, therefore not all specialisms seen above will be represented for a single year's intake.

Current trainees come from a range of backgrounds, from those with a Bachelor's degree to those with post-doctoral research experience.

The national recruitment process usually opens in January for the intake in September of that year.

For detailed information, including the places being offered this year and how to apply, please visit:

Practitioner Training / Clinical Technologist Training

The department also supports the NSHCS Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) undergraduate programme and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) Clinical Technologist Training Scheme.

For more information please see:

Higher Specialist Scientist Training

The department supports The NSHCS Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST). This is a five-year programme available to registered and experienced clinical scientists who are interested in training to become a consultant clinical scientist.

The work-based training programme is equivalent to the standards of training undertaken by medical postgraduate trainees and gives trainees the possibility of gaining Medical Royal College qualifications.

For more information about the programme and what specialisms are offered please visit:

NHS Higher Specialist Scientist Training