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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/08/2020.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-2481103-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Special Chemistry
UHL NHS Trust sites, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 £31,365-37,890 per annum

We have a vacancy providing an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified HCPC registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist (BMS) to work as part of our team in the Special Chemistry section of the Blood Sciences Laboratory of the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL). Although there will be a requirement to work at any of UHL sites as appropriate for the delivery of the service, any time over a 24/7 period, the primary site will be Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) in the first instance.

The post holder will be expected to work in the Special Chemistry section and using their specialist knowledge assist the Advanced Specialist BMS in the daily operation of the laboratory including the supervision of more junior State Registered BMS and support staff.

The Special Chemistry section provides a clinical and forensic toxicology service as well as providing specialist chemistry testing associated with a large teaching hospital and has established itself as a National Centre for Drug Adherence Testing. The department is equipped with HPLC, LC/MS/MS, GC/MS, GC-FID, GC-TCD and a Q-TOF.

The ideal candidate will be HCPC registered, have a Specialist Portfolio (or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge) in Chemistry and have experience and knowledge of Chromatography methods for example LC/MS/MS, Q-TOF and GC. Experience of working in a Toxicology laboratory would be advantageous.

You will be a well-motivated team member who is able to prioritise and work on your own initiative with minimal supervision. You must be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, a flexible approach in line with the Trust agenda of service reconfiguration and be capable of working accurately and efficiently under pressure.

Continuing Professional Development is actively encouraged.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kalpna Wright (Advanced Specialist BMS) 0116 258 6556 or

Finlay Hollingworth (Deputy Service Manager), 0116 258 6574 or email

Calls to the department are welcomed.

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 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. As 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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