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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/05/2021.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist (XR06)

Job Reference: 298-PATH-604

298 Specialist Laboratory Medicine
St James University Hospital
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Band 6 - Specialist Biomedical Scientist (BMS) in Specialist Services



Specialist services are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced - HPC registered Biomedical Scientist to work in the Specialist Services Lab which is part of the Specialist Laboratory Medicine Department. The post is based at St James’s University Hospital. The role is primarily to address the succession planning requirements for the Biochemistry component of Specialist Services, this includes Metabolics, Toxicology (drugs of abuse), Trace metals, Biochemical Genetics and the Newborn screening section, therefore experience in these areas would be advantageous.


The role involves working as part of a small team and is an excellent opportunity to further develop your skills, knowledge and experience within a specialised service area. Duties will include routine operation of HPLC, IEF, TMS, ICPMS, GCMS and other aspects of laboratory analysis, maintenance and trouble shooting of the Laboratory instrumentation, training other staff, technical validation and clinical authorisation of the results, stock control and ordering of supplies.


The post holder will have full training within the relevant sections and will report to the Section leads. It is also expected that you will demonstrate initiative and possess excellent communication skills as this role will involve liaison with users of the service.


This role is for 37.5 hours per week, working hours 08:30 – 17:00 (flexitime system in operation).


For further information or for an informal discussion please contact Lisa Farrar, Specialist Services Operational Manager 0113 2065328.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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