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Biomedical support worker

Job Reference: 188-OTH1113

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£18,813 - £20,795 pa

We have an exciting opportunity for a biomedical support worker to work as part of a clinical laboratory research team in the NIHR clinical research facility predominately on human challenge studies. This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

The appointee will take responsibility for the receipt and tracking, processing, storage and sending of specimens taken as part of the research programmes. Responsibilities will also include ensuring the lab is clean, tidy and well stocked with consumables and ensuring sample data is accurately recorded on electronic and paper logs.

The post requires someone with experience of working in a clinical laboratory setting, ideally working with cell preparations, blood and clinical specimens and the ability to work in collaboration with a team of research nurses and clinical investigators. Laboratory experience of microbiology techniques or PBMC processing is desirable.

The postholder will collect and process samples according to recommended protocols ensuring accurate documentation. The post holder will liaise with investigators involved in research studies and advise on their sample collection, processing and analytical procedures. The post-holder is expected to be able to work without immediate supervision and to work an early and late shift pattern when required.

UHS, rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

The interview date for applicants will be the 5th August

Closing date for applications, Wednesday 17 July.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gavin Babbage 

023 8120 1241

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.


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