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

Biomedical Scientist Specialist

Job Reference: 918-HX6963

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Microbiology Services Laboratory
£31,365 to £37,890 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 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.

In this role you’ll perform, analyse and interpret a wide range of specialist/complex bacteriological investigations relating to the issue of results for blood components and tissue products. Conducting automated and manual investigations, the post holder will undertake the analysis and collation of data and results, the computer entry of results, and maintenance of laboratory quality systems. You’ll also be on hand to deal with queries from other departments, medical staff or visitors and to provide specialist bacteriological advice to a range of service users. You’ll also be required to act as a mentor and co-ordinate and supervise the work, training and conduct of junior scientific and support staff.

We’re looking for a motivated individual with HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist with relevant post graduate training in bacteriology and bacterial identification. 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 with a start time between 7am and 9:30am. Additionally, there is a Saturday morning rota.

This post is eligible for London outer higher cost supplement of 15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,784 and a maximum payment of £4,822

For further information regarding this position, please contact Steve Robbins by e-mail;

This advert will close at 23:59pm on Sunday 14th March 2021.

The interviews for this position are expected to take place virtually during week commencing Monday 29th March 2021.

Put your lab skills to the test and use specialist techniques to support organ transplantations and blood transfusions. It’s challenging work that saves lives.

We save lives together!

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.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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