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Clinical Scientist Band 7

Job Reference: 358-2926778-RRC

University Hospitals of Leicester
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Transplant Lab.Leicester General Hospital
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

University Hospitals Leicester is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area.

The Transplant Laboratory is currently based at Leicester General Hospital relocating to Glenfield Hospital Leicester with the Renal Transplant Unit. It provides a Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics service to support adult renal transplantation at the Leicester Transplant Unit for patients in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough. We provide a range of specialist clinical scientific services to the Renal, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Clinical Management Group including disease association and pharmacogenomics studies.

To assist in the expansion of the services the Transplant Laboratory is now seeking a Biomedical or Clinical Scientist with experience in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Applicants should be HCPC registered, have relevant post-graduate experience and have completed the BSHI diploma, STP training or the IBMS certificate of competence.

Candidates should ideally have experience in solid organ and stem cell transplantation and other HLA-related testing areas such as disease association studies and personalised medicine. An on call rota operates for deceased donor typing and recipient cross matching and the appointee will be expected to join this rota when fully trained. In return for your knowledge and experience we offer you a stimulating team environment for you to work in and develop in. The Laboratory is UKAS and EFI Accredited.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name  Paul Dunn, Head of Transplant Laboratory

Email address

Telephone number 0116 258 4606

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 (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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