Do you want to volunteer with EMQN?

1 year ago

Are you interested in sharing good practice and shaping the quality of diagnostic genomic testing? We are recruiting volunteers to join us as EQA scheme assessors for our Molecular Pathology and pilot EQA schemes.

Schemes with availability

Due to the success of our molecular pathology schemes we now have vacancies for new assessors on the following schemes:

  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Circulating Free DNA (cfDNA) Testing in Lung Cancer
  • Tumour Mutation Burden (pilot)
  • Prostate Cancer (HRR)
  • BRCA testing in Ovarian Cancer (somatic & germline)


You don’t have to be an international expert to do this – we are looking for experienced people with an excellent practical working knowledge of the type of testing and interpretation along with a commitment to improving the testing and reporting of results for the benefit of patients. The participation of colleagues in this process is a fundamental part of our activities and is highly valued by EMQN. Being an EQA assessor is highly educational, and is claimable as Continued Professional Development (CPD). It brings you into a network of experts and ensures you stay abreast of new developments in your field.

We normally organise two assessment meetings a year (April – Germline EQAs, October – Somatic and Technical EQAs). However, please note due to Covid-19 our upcoming assessment meetings in 2020 will be organised ‘virtually’ with no requirement to travel. 

Participation as a scheme assessor requires a volunteer commitment of approximately 3-4 days annually which usually includes some assessment work done remotely, along with participation at one of the annual assessment meetings. No financial contribution is made for your time but we do reimburse the costs of attending and participating (travel, accommodation etc.) for  face-to face-annual assessment meetings (see above statement re impact of Covid-19). Assessors also receive an annual certificate of participation.

If you are interested in getting involved, then we would strongly encourage you to read the role description and complete the online application form by clicking the link below:


We look forward to receiving your application.

Need more information? For more information, or an informal chat with us, then please contact Nicola Wolstenholme via the EMQN Office (Contact Us)

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