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Senior Biomedical Scientist (BMS)

Job Reference: 918-HX4021

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
RCI Reference Colindale
£33,222 to £43,041 pa plus 15% Outer London HCAA

Please note - NHS Salaries for Band 7 rise on 01 April 2019 to £37,750 to £43,772 pa. This role also attracts 15% Outer London Higher Cost Area Allowance plus on-call & unsociable hours payments


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Biomedical Scientist to join our Red Cell immunohaematology (RCI) Department. Our laboratory provides complex diagnostic and blood donation selection activities to hospital transfusion laboratories across the NHS.


You’ll join our friendly team and play an important role performing, analysing, interpreting, documenting and reporting specialist/complex investigations in the RCI laboratory. You will also supervise colleagues in the laboratory and take a leading role in the development and maintenance of scientific and technical expertise We will provide you with extensive induction and training and ongoing support in this role to develop your specialist skills and scientific education. Our focus is on using scientific skills and knowledge to solve problems in a service which is in great demand.

As a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with relevant post registration experience, you will have an MSc, FIBMS or equivalent in transfusion / transplantation or relevant science or postgraduate qualification e.g. IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma and relevant experience.


Working within a laboratory that promotes the highest standards, you will participate in a shift system which currently covers 08:00 to 21:00. You will also participate in an on-call rota.


For an informal discussion in relation to this post, please contact Tracey Tomlinson via email at:


This vacancy will close at 23:59 on 10 April 2019


Please note - NHS Salaries for Band 7 roles rise on 01 April 2019 to £37,750 to £43,772 pa. This role also attracts 15% Outer London Higher Cost Area Allowance plus on-call & unsociable hours payments

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

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