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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2022.

Biomedical Scientist Advanced Specialist

Job Reference: 918-HX9308

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Cellular and Molecular Therapy
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

Advert - Biomedical Scientist Advanced Specialist SCI/CMT


The work performed by the Cellular & Molecular Therapy (CMT) Laboratories in NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), is central to the provision and improvement of life saving stem cell transplants. Our laboratories support over half of all haemopoietic stem cell transplants performed in England each year through a network of GMP grade laboratories in 6 specialist facilities across the country. Working with academic partners in Centres of Excellence, we aim to be at the forefront of clinical improvements related to these transplants and to use our expertise in GMP, quality and regulatory matters to promote other areas of research. NHS Blood and Transplant also supplies blood and blood components, and manages 5,500 organ and corneal transplants every year.

The Southampton department provides specialist services to hospitals covering a large geographical area. We work with peripheral blood derived stem cells and bone marrow cells, collected for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation. We have close partnerships with various transplant programmes and other groups undertaking clinical trials, ground breaking research and service development. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, ‘team focussed’ and with good time management skills. The work will involve routine service provision, specialist cell processing, and other development activities. We would expect the successful candidate to be flexible and willing to adapt to change. Experience of working in a cell therapy laboratory, and familiarity with stem cell processing and/or flow cytometry techniques would be an advantage.

This is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, working 7.5 hours daily between 08:45 and 18:15 depending on start/end time. You would also be required to participate in the 24 hour on call rota which requires attendance on evenings and weekends; you would receive additional payment for these hours.

You should be a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist or Clinical Scientist with a relevant FIBMS or MSc qualification and substantial post registration experience in Transfusion / Transplantation Sciences. You will be responsible for supervising staff and managing work activities.

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.

For further information and/or informal discussion, please contact Rachael Wyre at

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 5th June 2022, with interviews expected to take place the week commencing 13th June 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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