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Health Care Scientist Flow Cytometry Team Lead

Job Reference: 358-2219056-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester royal infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 to £43,772

Applications are invited for a Health Care Scientist in Immunology to join our committed and enthusiastic, forward-thinking team. The Immunology Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary offers an integrated clinical and laboratory Immunology service, providing a comprehensive range of routine and specialist immunology assays for the diagnosis and management of autoimmunity, allergy, immunodeficiency and Haematological malignancy.

We are looking to recruit a Band 7 Health Care Scientist with experience of flow cytometry from either an Immunology, Haematology or related relevant discipline to join our dynamic department, composed of 2 Medical Consultants, 2 Clinical Scientists, 2 Specialist Registrars, 1 STP, 3 Band 7 managerial staff (including this post), and a large body of scientific and support staff.

Our friendly and enthusiastic team works closely together to provide an efficient, high quality laboratory and clinical diagnostic service. We are seeking a motivated and effective member of the team who also has the capability to act independently for the provision, management and continuing development of the Flow cytometry section of the Immunology Laboratory service. The Immunology Laboratory provides a Regional flow cytometry testing Service for primary and secondary Immunodeficiencies, diagnosis and monitoring of Haematological malignancies monitoring of biological therapies, stem cell analysis, functional tests of immune function including flow cytometric and cellular tests (eg Tspot), complement function and functional antibodies and is participating in MRD clinical trials.


The laboratory has recently undergone procurement for new equipment including 2 Beckman Coulter Aquios flow cytometers and 2 BD Lyric flow cytometers. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to contribute and shape the development of the service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sai Duraisingham 0116 2586705

Fay Sharman 0116 2586196

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

UK Registration

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

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