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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/03/2021.

Biomedical Scientist/ Biomedical Scientist Specialist

Job Reference: 918-HX6886

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Stem Cells Barnsley-Service
Band6£31,365-£37,890 pa/Band5£24,907-£30,615

The work performed by the Cellular & Molecular Therapy (CMT) Laboratories in NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), is central to the provision and improvement of life saving stem cell transplants. Our laboratories support over half of all haemopoietic stem cell transplants performed in England each year through a network of GMP grade laboratories in 7 specialist facilities across the country. Working with academic partners in Centres of Excellence, we aim to be at the forefront of clinical improvements related to these transplants and to use our expertise in GMP, quality and regulatory matters to promote other areas of research. NHS Blood and Transplant also supplies blood and blood components and manages 5,500 organ and corneal transplants every year.

The department provides specialist services to hospitals covering a large geographical area. We work with peripheral blood derived stem cells, umbilical cord blood and bone marrow cells, collected for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation. We have close partnerships with various transplant programmes and other groups undertaking clinical trials, ground-breaking research and service development. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, ‘team focussed’ and with good time management skills. The work will involve routine service provision, specialist cell processing, and other development activities. We would expect the successful candidate to be flexible and willing to adapt to change. Experience of working in a cell therapy laboratory, and familiarity with stem cell processing and/or flow cytometry techniques would be an advantage.

You should be an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with relevant post- registration experience, including a specialist qualification / experience in CMT or Transfusion/Transplantation Science. Biomedical Scientists wishing to develop specialist skills in Cellular and Molecular Therapies will be considered for the posts, paid as a BMS on an NHS Band 5 scale whilst achieving the necessary experience and qualifications.

The successful candidates working hours will be 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, and will include shift working (shift times to be discussed at interview). The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the departments on call rota, following appropriate training.

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.

For further information and/or informal discussion, please contact Mbithe Mutunga at

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 14th March 2021

We anticipate that interview will take place early April 2021, 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 are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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