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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/04/2020.

Component Development Scientist

Job Reference: 918-HX5390

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
CD Laboratory
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

The NHS Blood & Transplant Components Development Laboratory is an internationally recognised laboratory performing a wide range of research and development projects to improve the quality and safety of blood components for transfusion.


You will be required to operate a range of specialised scientific equipment during controlled investigations of blood component quality. You will need to analyse and interpret results from such tests, recording and communicating them accurately, both orally and in written form.


You will usually work as part of a team, but with a significant degree of individual responsibility, it is therefore important that you are able to communicate well and accurately, and to mentor others.


You should hold a degree in an appropriate science subject, with postgraduate training and/or professional knowledge, ideally related to haematology/transfusion science.


The normal working hours for this position are full time, 37.5 hours per week, but part time working will be considered.


The current salary for this post is Band 6 £30,401 - £37,267 per annum, but as of April 1st 2020 this will change to £31,365 - £37,890 per annum.


This advert will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 15th April 2020.


The first round of interviews for this position will be arranged via Skype in the week of 27th April – 1st May 2020 to prevent the need for travel. The date of a second face to face interview as well as the position start date will depend on government guidelines on Covid-19, however we would like to recruit as soon as practically possible.


For informal enquiries please contact Athina Meli via email at:


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.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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