If your passion is science and patients, then there’s no better place to be.

Meet Jess, Clinical Scientist at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. As a Clinical Scientist, Jess works in the 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 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 is motivated by the immediate positive impact she gets from working with clinicians to find patients a diagnosis.  She joined the NHS three years ago, on the Clinical Scientist Training Programme and recently qualified as an accredited Clinical Scientist.  As a former scientist in academic research and industry, it can often be years to make a difference.

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 feel like Sheffield would support me to do this.

“In my spare time, I like to swim and take my miniature dachshunds on pub walks in the countryside.  Yorkshire has everything I need.

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