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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/06/2020.

Cell and Molecular Therapy Specialist

Job Reference: 918-HX5533

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Stem Cells Leeds-Service
Barnsley Blood Centre (Leeds initially)
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Innovative cellular and molecular therapies are starting the transform the way we treat cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Through our network of state of the art facilities, we are at the forefront of developing and manufacturing these new therapies for early phase clinical trials. The delivery of these new therapies into the NHS builds on our extensive expertise supporting more established stem cell transplantation therapies for malignant and inherited haematological disorders.


Working with scientific and medical professionals, you will develop and manufacture life-saving cell and gene therapies. To start with, we will provide you with an extensive induction and training programme. This will provide you with the skills and knowledge you will need to develop and produce cell therapies for established applications as well as first in man studies.


You will be an ambitious HCPC-registered biomedical scientist with significant experience in transfusion, transplantation or similar field. You’ll be experienced in the use of core laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry and cell culture. Ideally, you will have experience of working in a GMP environment or of cell processing and cryopreservation techniques.


In return you’ll have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, using modern equipment and practices, where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education. The scale of our operations means that we will offer outstanding scientists with true leadership potential the opportunity for on-going career advancement in this exciting and fast developing area of clinical care.


We currently operate from 2 sites in Leeds and Sheffield, but are building a new facility near Barnsley (Unit D, Capitol Way, Dodworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3FG). The successful candidate will therefore work initially in Leeds until the Summer of 2020, before moving to the new site in Barnsley.


The normal working hours for this role are 37.5 hours per week, on a fixed term/secondment basis for 12 months. Secondments may be considered for any NHS/NHSBT staff wishing to apply, however, you must discuss the possibility of a secondment with your current line manager before applying.


For an informal discussion in relation to this role, please contact Dr Mbithe Mutunga at


This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 7th June 2020.

Interviews are expected to take place via Zoom (unless advised otherwise), on Monday 22nd June 2020 (subject to confirmation).

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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