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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2019.

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State Registered Healthcare Scientist

Job Reference: 339-CIR0251

North Bristol NHS Trust
Antimicrobial Chemotherapy/Research
Southmead, Bristol

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital, Bristol


Severn Pathology Partnership – Infection Sciences


Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory


Healthcare Scientist (Clinical Scientist/Biomedical Scientist) Band 7


This replacement post offers an exciting opportunity to join an already highly successful, clinical, analytical and research group with a national profile in anti-infective analysis and therapeutic drug monitoring as well as international standing in the area of pharmacokinetics and dynamics (PK-PD).


The Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory (ARL) at North Bristol NHS Trust provides a national antimicrobial assay service for the NHS and private sector. It is interlinked with the Bristol Centre for Antimicrobial Research and Evaluation (BCARE) which carries out research in the area of PK-PD and supports human PK studies.


Housed in newly constructed Pathology laboratories, it is part of Infection Sciences which is a partnership between Public Health England and North Bristol NHS Trust to provide infection services in Bristol and the surrounding area. The ARL is currently staffed by two Clinical Scientists with a range of support staff.


Applicants should possess an MSc and/or PhD, and be registered as either a Clinical Scientist or Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC. The ARL provides a wide range of antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal drug assays, as well as advice service on therapeutic drug monitoring of these agents. There is a significant research component with grants received from EU IMI related to antimicrobial drug development, MRC (UK), NIHR, and various commercial sources.


The laboratory has UKAS ISO 15189 accreditation.


The post holder will be expected to provide supervisory support in the ARL in the areas of assay development, assay delivery, departmental management especially in training & competency, Health & Safety and participating in the clinical rota.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Alan Noel


Principal Clinical Scientist


Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory Manager


Tel: 0117 414 6295 e-mail:




Dr Julie Sunderland


Clinical Scientist


Antimicrobial Reference Laboratory


Tel: 0117 414 8471 e-mail:

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

UK Registration

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

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