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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/01/2022.

Biomedical Laboratory Assistant (known as HHTO)

Job Reference: 918-HX8522

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Barnsley Blood Centre
£20,330 - £21,777 pa/pro rata

We have an exciting opportunity for a Biomedical Laboratory Assistant to join our Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (H&I) Laboratory. Our laboratory carries out testing for renal and stem cell transplantation for NHS teaching Hospitals in Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham and Leicester. We are also a supra regional centre involved in the provision of HLA selected platelets and immunogenetic diagnostic testing to many hospitals in the Midlands and North of England. We have recently moved to the new purpose built NHSBT centre near J37 of the M1 at Barnsley with a high standard of laboratory and other facilities.


Join us and you’ll play a key role in supporting the laboratory in providing diagnostic services to hospitals and transplant centres. The person appointed will support all activities of the laboratory including, sample reception, DNA extraction, retrieval from archive of samples for testing, the preparation of reagents, use of laboratory equipment and analysers, decontamination procedures and general laboratory maintenance.


We’re looking for ‘A’ level or NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a Science or other relevant subject, or the NBS foundation degree or equivalent. You’ll also, ideally, have a working knowledge of basic IT packages and some experience of working unsupervised in a laboratory environment. A good team player, you’ll be capable of motivating both yourself and others as you tackle a wide variety of tasks.


In return for your dedication you will benefit from our commitment to support your ongoing development, in a lively and friendly environment. You’ll also enjoy a range of NHS benefits including a generous holiday allowance, attractive pension scheme and exclusive discounts.

This is a full time, 37.5 hours per week, fixed-term post for a period of 12 months.


For informal enquiries please contact Tim Key, Head of H&I – Barnsley on 01226 868 243 /


This advert will close at 23:59 on Sunday 23rd January 2022.

NHS Blood and Transplant encourages and supports uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

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.

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