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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/11/2020.

Biomedical Scientist Team Manager

Job Reference: 918-MH6194

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Microbiology Services Laboratory
Colindale Blood Centre
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is an integral part of the NHS, collecting and processing nearly 2 million blood donations a year and delivering diagnostic and therapeutic services relating to the transfusion of blood, and transplantation of stem cells, tissues and organs. The Microbiology Services Laboratory (MSL) provides a centralised and diverse microbiological service that is essential to the operation of NHSBT. This vacancy is based in the Bacteriology Laboratory which plays a leading role in transfusion and transplantation microbiology, both nationally and internationally, with close links with Public Health England (PHE), universities and international biomedical companies.

We're looking for a motivated individual with HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist with specialist knowledge, skills and extensive experience in the field of microbiology and bacterial identification. You will also have experience in evaluations and validations and will have contributed to writing protocols and reports.

In this role and together with another Team Manager, you’ll manage the day to day activities of the evaluation, validation and development section of the Bacteriology Laboratory taking responsibility for the standard of work and the quality of the results produced. You will work with clinical colleagues and service users within the organisation and with external stakeholders to improve and develop bacteriology screening methods as well as performing bacteriological studies relating to the safety of blood components, and tissue and cellular products collected by NHSBT.

You will take a leading role in the development and maintenance of scientific and technical expertise within the laboratory being on hand to deal with queries from other departments, clinical staff and visitors. Additionally, you will support the departmental Quality Manager in developing and maintaining the Quality Management System within the laboratory.

You will have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and precision and be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team in an environment of changing pressures and practices.

In return you’ll benefit from an excellent pension, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, using modern equipment and practices where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education.

The normal working hours for this role are 37.5 hours a week Monday – Friday. Additionally, there is a Saturday morning rota.

This role will also attract an 15% Outer London High Cost Area Supplement of £4,822 per annum.

For an informal discussion please contact Stephen Robbins by e-mail at;

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 1st November 2020.
Interview dates are to be confirmed. Laboratory tours will however be available to shortlisted candidates, on request, prior to interview.


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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