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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-3374839-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata with training

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Cellular Pathology – Specialist Biomedical Scientist




Area of Work: Cellular Pathology (Histopathology)

Employer: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Pay Band: 6 – with training annex if appropriate

Working pattern: 37.5 hours/week

7.5 hours/day within the period 08.00 to 18.00

Current working days are Monday to Friday



An opportunity has arisen for a full-time HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist with demonstrable Histology experience to join our dedicated and busy team in Leicester. Candidates are required to hold the IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Histopathology; a successful candidate without this portfolio would be required to study for and attain this qualification.


The laboratory is CPA accredited and handles approximately 65,000 surgical cases
a year. The department is registered with the IBMS as a pre and post registration training laboratory and CPD is actively encouraged.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in all areas of the laboratory including the primary diagnostic section comprising specimen reception, dissection and section production ( embedding, microtomy & quality control) as well as our specialist section which includes immunohistochemistry (automated), electron microscopy and enzyme histochemistry.

You will be a well motivated, proactive team member who is able to prioritise and work on your own initiative with minimal supervision. You must be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, a flexible approach to work in line with the Trusts agenda for service reconfiguration and improved patient care and be capable of working accurately and efficiently under pressure. You will also be required to train and supervise other Biomedical Scientists and Assistants.


There will be a requirement to work on any of Leicester’s 3 hospital sites.


The department operates a voluntary out of hours technical on-call service.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact our Deputy Service Manager Caroline Whiteley 0116 258 6591or via email at


This application will close once sufficient applications have been received.

This can happen quickly, therefore early application is advised.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Whiteley - Deputy Service Manager

to be confirmed after email contact

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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