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Associate Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-3442368-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Department of Immunology, Leicester
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum

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Post: Associate Practitioner (18 months fixed term)

Department: Immunology (Specialist Blood Sciences) LRI.

Hours: Full Time 37.5 per week

Salary: Band 4 £22548 - £24881

Base: Leicester Royal Infirmary



We are pleased to be offering an exciting opportunity for a Full time Associate Practitioner on an initial 18 month contract with a possibility of a further extension, to join our Immunology team based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The post is funded by a commercial partner and the role will involve the verification of new automated assays that they are bringing to market.


Our Immunology department provides a unique opportunity to experience a comprehensive repertoire of Immunology investigations of routine and specialist immunology assays for the diagnosis and management of autoimmunity, allergy, immunodeficiency and haematological malignancy.


The successful candidate will have a Foundation degree or equivalent and will be working primarily on a joint collaboration project with a commercial partner to help in the development of new assays. You will need to demonstrate an interest in Immunology and be a well motivated team member who is able to prioritise, meet deadlines and work on your own initiative with minimal supervision. You must be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills and be capable of working accurately and efficiently under pressure. Previous laboratory experience is essential for this post.


When not performing project work the successful candidate will also support the routine service as an Associate Practitioner for which full training will be given.


Current departmental operational hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm


For further information, or to arrange an informal visit please contact:


  • Stephen Walker, Advanced Specialist Biomedical Scientist on 0116 258 6196 or


Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Stephen Walker

0116 2586196

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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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.

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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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