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Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-2026910-RRC

University Hospitals of Leicester
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£30,401 - £43,772 per annum pro rata

Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

Leicester General Hospital

Band 6 Salary: £30,401- £37,267 per annum pro rata
Band 7 Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata

University Hospitals Leicester is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area.

The Transplant Laboratory is currently based at Leicester General Hospital relocating to Glenfield Hospital Leicester with the Renal Transplant Unit. It provides a Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics service to support adult renal transplantation at the Leicester Transplant Unit for patients in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough. We provide a range of specialist clinical scientific services to the Renal, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Clinical Management Group including disease association and pharmacogenomics studies.

To assist in the expansion of the services the Transplant Laboratory is now seeking a Biomedical or Clinical Scientist with experience in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Candidates should ideally have experience in solid organ and stem cell transplantation and other HLA-related testing areas such as disease association studies and personalised medicine. An on call rota operates for deceased donor typing and recipient cross matching and the appointee will be expected to join this rota when fully trained.

Band 7 applicants should be HCPC registered, have relevant post-graduate experience and have completed the BSHI diploma, STP training or the IBMS Specialist Diploma in H&I. Applications will also be considered from individuals who are in the final year of STP or have started the BSHI diploma. Initial employment would then be at Band 6 until state registration as Clinical Scientist is achieved.

In return for your knowledge and experience we offer you a stimulating team environment for you to work in and develop in. The Laboratory is UKAS and EFI Accredited.

Closing date for applications: 6/12/19.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul Dunn 0116 2584606

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.

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.

UK Registration

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

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