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Analytical Chemistry Specialist

Job Reference: 358-2815488-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Special Chemistry
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

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The Blood Sciences department of University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust is wishing to recruit two suitably qualified and experienced Analytical Chemists to be deployed in the Specialist Chemistry section of the laboratory.

This is a new role within the department and will provide technical expertise for the development and delivery of the busy Forensic Toxicology service provided by the department. The service processes approximately 400 cases per month serving HM Coroners across England and Wales. The laboratory is also actively involved in research and development regularly publishing in the peer reviewed literature alone and in collaboration with local and national Universities.

The successful candidates will be involved in the day to day delivery of the service as well as training junior staff. A significant component of the role will be the development and validation of methods.

For the role you should be educated to post graduate level in Analytical Chemistry or related subject and have postgraduate experience with chromatography systems such as LC-MS/MS, LC-QToF and GC-FID. Expertise in chemical analysis of toxicology or clinical samples is desirable in addition to experience of working in a UKAS accredited laboratory.

You will need to be enthusiastic and highly motivated, computer literate, have a high level of interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, be able to supervise and motivate staff, demonstrate a strong commitment to CPD and be familiar with working to UKAS standards.

Our staff are actively encouraged to undertake further training and development and, if interested, undertake roles in the laboratory quality, training, and health and safety management systems

The department operates across three hospital sites in Leicester. The primary base will be the Leicester Royal Infirmary however there may be a requirement to work on other sites. There will be an element of weekend and evening working in line with service provision.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Finlay Hollingworth - Deputy Service Manager - Telephone number 0116 258 6574

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)

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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.

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