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Meet Jess: “If your passion is science and patients, then there’s no better place to be.”

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31 July 2023
“If your passion is science and patients, then there’s no better place to be.”
Meet Jess, Clinical Scientist at Sheffield Children’s!
As a Clinical Scientist, Jess works in our Whole Genome Sequencing team, focused on finding diagnoses for children with rare diseases and developmental disorders.
Rare diseases can be complex, affecting multiple systems in the body, and can be challenging to diagnose. Whole Genome Sequencing can help pinpoint genetic changes and offer a diagnosis that could otherwise be difficult to establish. This diagnosis helps to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate care, and can also enable families to take control of the situation and plan for the future.
Jess loves that by working with clinicians to find patients a diagnosis this then has a really positive impact on a patients life. She joined the NHS three years ago, on the Clinical Scientist Training Programme and recently qualified as an accredited Clinical Scientist; having previously worked as a scientist in academic research and industry.
Jess said: “Working in the NHS, I have the best of both worlds. I get to use the skills I’ve acquired in my research roles to diagnose patients and make a difference every day. In the future, I would like to progress to become a Lead Scientist and I feel like I will definitely be supported to do this.”
Find out more about Jess’ story and take a look at our Clinical Scientist vacancies:

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