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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-3073368-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Specialist Biomedical Scientist
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 Per Annum

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

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified HCPC registered Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join our Specialist Chemistry department within the Blood Sciences Laboratory, University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust. Although there will be a requirement to work at any of the UHL sites as appropriate for the delivery of the service, any time over a 24/7 period, the primary site will be the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The Blood Sciences Laboratory is accredited to ISO 15189:2012.

The Special Chemistry department provides a large repertoire of tests including a forensic and clinical toxicology service, drug adherence testing and other specialist biochemistry analysis. The forensic toxicology laboratory also provides a coronial toxicology service to various HM Coroners across England and Wales. The department is equipped with a large range of analysers including HPLC, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, headspace GC-FID and Q-TOF.

The successful candidate will be a well-motivated team member who is able to prioritise and work on their own initiative with minimal supervision. The candidate must be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, a flexible approach and be capable of working accurately and efficiently under pressure. The ideal candidate will be HCPC registered, have a Specialist portfolio (or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge) in Chemistry and have experience and knowledge of chromatography and mass spectrometry methods including LC-MS/MS, Q-TOF and GC-FID. Experience of working in a toxicology laboratory would also be advantageous.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name:Hafiz Arif

Job title:General Manager Blood Sciences

Email address: hafiz.arif@uhl-tr.nhs.ukAdditional contact information


Dr Paul Smith

Consultant Clinical Scientist and Forensic Toxicologist

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.

UK Registration

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

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