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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/05/2022.

Biomedical Laboratory Assistant

Job Reference: 918-HX9340

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Microbiology Services Laboratory- Virology
£20,330 to £21,777 pa

Biomedical Laboratory Assistant (known as HHTO)

MSL - Virology Advert


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is an integral part of the NHS, collecting and processing 2 million blood donations a year. Our Healthcare Scientists provide crucial support to NHS Hospitals, processing, testing and issuing blood and its components and delivering diagnostic and therapeutic services relating to the transfusion of blood and stem cells, transplantation and tissue banking.

The Microbiology Services Laboratory provides a centralised and diverse microbiology, virology, and serology service that is essential to the operation of NHSBT. This vacancy is based in the Microbiology Services Laboratory – Virology which is a specialist laboratory responsible for the confirmation of microbiological screen reactivity in samples from blood, tissue and stem cell donors. MSL-Virology also performs some specialist non-blood donor screening (tissue, stem cell and organ donors), the lot release testing of microbiological assays, and provides expert advice and guidance.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience in handling blood samples. Candidates should be comfortable with using a pipette, and have experience with in-putting information onto a computer system such as a database or a LIMS.


In return you’ll benefit from an excellent pension, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, using modern equipment and practices, where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education.


This post is eligible for London outer higher cost supplement of 15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,784 and a maximum payment of £4,822 pro rata


For further information, please contact Mhairi Webster by e-mail using


This vacancy will close at 23:59 on 25/05/2022


Interviews will take place on 15/06/2022, subject to confirmation.

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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