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Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 188-OTH934

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£28,050 - £36,644 pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen within molecular pathology at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), for a suitably qualified and experienced biomedical scientist to join our team. This is a great time to work in pathology; our UKAS accredited department is a Genomics Local Laboratory, an integral part of the Wessex and West Midlands Genomics Laboratory Hub, one of seven across England.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated biomedical scientist with experience and knowledge in molecular diagnostics to contribute to the provision of the molecular pathology service for the provision of increased genetic testing services in UHS and the wider region.


If you have strong communication, interpersonal skills and are committed to sharing our values of putting patients first, working together and always improving then we would love to hear from you.


Candidates should be HCPC registered as a biomedical scientist, have relevant molecular experience and possess good interpersonal skills and will appointed at band 6. However, we will consider appointing a suitable band 5 individual with a delayed appointment to the band 6 grade following the completion of appropriate training and the successful attainment of the necessary competencies required for a band 6 BMS.


The clinical service provides a comprehensive range of investigations for haematological disease (including the regional BMT service), MRD, disease associations (including pharmacogenomics), lymphoma and solid tumours. The service is also actively engaged in the 100K genome transformation programme for both rare disease and cancer. The laboratory is part of a European network for molecular diagnostics QC, including NGS innovations in lymphoid clonality analysis. The laboratory works closely with both cellular pathology and haematology services to enable the future provision of molecular diagnostics. You will engage in all aspects of the molecular diagnostics service and will support developments in personalised medicine.


You will be required to work 37.5 hours a week working flexibly as required, between 08:00 - 20:00 hrs. The successful candidate will participate in the provision of molecular testing for the breast surgery unit in the Princess Anne Hospital on a rotational basis, in line with the surgical theatre lists that run Monday to Friday 8.00am-8.00pm. Due to the clinical operational requirements of molecular pathology, the post holder will be required to do some late working and be available to work Monday to Friday.


Further career development is encouraged and the laboratory supports the training of a variety of programmes including IBMS, STP and HSST.




University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.




Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.


The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.




For further information, please contact: Rosalind Ganderton


023 81206638,


Interviews will be held in the week commencing 18th February.


Closing date – Friday 25 January.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Rosalind Ganderton, 02381 206638

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.


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