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Senior Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 271-WB-26455

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chemical Pathology
£38,035.20 - £48,256 per annum inclusive

Biomedical Scientist

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Healthcare Scientist to join our Chemical Pathology Department. You will join the team of Healthcare Scientists at one of the largest paediatric clinical biochemistry departments in the UK.

The Chemical Pathology Dept at GOSH is part of the Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, and has strongly clinical ties with the Metabolic, Endocrine, Neurology, Gastro-enterology, Transplant and other Clinical Teams. The department hosts the UKs largest Newborn screening service screening approximately over 120,000 newborns per year. We also provide a comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and management service to children with a wide range of different conditions including rare inherited metabolic diseases. The Metabolic sections provides a wide range of biochemical tests such as organic acids, amino acids and acylcarnitines for screening and diagnosis of rare inherited metabolic diseases. The Laboratory also has strong links with the Neurometabolic Unit at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and several staff members have joint contracts. The Laboratory also has strong academic links with the GOSH Institute of Child Health and is involved in a variety of research projects in the UK and overseas.

Ideally applicants should already be HCPC state registered as a Biomedical Scientist or Clinical Scientist. However applications are welcome from trainee Clinical Scientists approaching the end of their clinical scientist training and will be appointed at band 6. Your role will be within the Newborn Screening Laboratory. The Screening laboratory has fully implemented the Saturday review of IMD results and there is an expectation that the post holder will participate in the rota at the completion of training. An accredited MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences or a related subjected is essential. You should have good communication skills, be able to work well in a team and be able to take initiative and prioritise workload. The work requires consistent attention to detail and excellent organisational skills.

Further professional development and membership is strongly encouraged with regular internal seminars and financial assistance to attend external courses.

For further details / informal visits contact: Adeboye Ifederu, Head of Newborn Screening (tel: 020 7405 9200 x5290) or email: or Helen Aitkenhead, Consultant Clinical Biochemist (tel: 020 7813 8318) or email:

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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