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Senior Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-1696058-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Diseases
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Clinical Scientist based within the Department of Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Diseases at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The applicant will contribute to service delivery in all sections of the laboratory including duty biochemist.

The Department has an established Blood Sciences Laboratory with full implementation of a Blood Sciences solution from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and is one of the largest integrated laboratories of its kind in the country covering the three acute hospital sites in Leicester.

The post holder will be a key member of the Department, primarily providing scientific support as well as advice and result interpretation to service users. There will be a commitment to the department’s duty biochemist rota on a weekly basis. The post holder will also be expected to participate in other activities within the Department including audit, EQA, teaching, method development and research.

The successful candidate will also contribute to service delivery in other specialist sections of the laboratory including Forensic Toxicology and the National Centre for Adherence Testing.

Applicants should have a good honours degree in a relevant science subject and hold a MSc in Clinical Biochemistry (or equivalent) or be near completion of pre-registration training in general clinical biochemistry. HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist is desirable but not essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Paul Smith, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Forensic Toxicologist (tel: 0116 2585772) or Dr Ginny Lee, Consultant Clinical Scientist (tel: 0116 2586553).

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

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.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

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 especially 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 for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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