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Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: J206-VIA2351

Viapath Analytics LLP
Clinical Biochemistry
Bedford, Bedford
Up to £48,600 Depending on Experience

The place to work in pathology

We are looking for top talent to join the UK’s leading and fastest growing pathology company – a scientific organisation with a clinical purpose.

Working in partnership with our service partners, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital and Bedford NHS Hospital Trusts, we aim to set the standard for the future of pathology.

Flexible working; great for your wellbeing, family and personal life.

Time off for the gym, for that book you always wanted to write or simply space.

What would you do with the time?

Working an average of 30 hours a week will give you this time and it will be structured around your availability by mutual agreement whilst being reassured you will be supported in achieving your personal and professional goals.

Sitting in Clinical Biochemistry you will be responsible, under appropriate supervision, on rotation, for the day-to-day operation of the laboratory reporting system. Having clinical oversight and interpretation aspects of the service as well as giving advice on the results produced by the laboratory so that it might achieve the objectives of efficient and effective patient care, within Blood Sciences.

In conjunction with the departmental clinical lead you will lead the department in specific areas, enhance the service and participate in the provision of out of hours clinical on-call cover if you hold FRCPath.

You will be applying your expertise, to participate in all aspects of service provision, following training, alongside a commitment to be involved in the ongoing teaching/training activities of the department, giving something back and supporting those curious to learn more.

If however you are at a Band 7 equivalent, are looking for career progression and support to realise your ambitions, working in a fully UKAS accredited laboratory as well as HCPC/IBMS accredited training centre, will offer you assurance that we have the tools and resources for you to grow. This includes the established Viapath Innovation Academy and Scientific Learning and Development Fund – all for you to take advantage of.

A little about us:

The laboratory provides a wide range of assays with a throughput of approximately 3 million investigations per year. You will work in a purpose built environment, well-equipped with Roche Cobas 8000 and Integra analysers, HPLC and Sebia electrophoresis testing for respective management of its’ porphyria and myeloma screening services.

The department also provides serology investigations into infectious diseases and offers a tertiary Porphyria Reference Service to laboratories across the UK.

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust provides a range of hospital care services to over 270,000 people living predominantly in north and mid Bedfordshire and is the vascular hub for Bedfordshire.

There are approximately 425 inpatient beds of which 44 are maternity and 10 are critical care, plus 28 day-case beds within the hospital.

The hospital provides a full range of district general hospital services. Bedford has excellent road and rail links, with the hospital being situated only a short distance from the main railway station.

An excellent choice of schools and sporting facilities are also available. There are currently plans for the Bedford Pathology department to merge with the Luton and Dunstable Pathology service to improve the overall reliance of each partner service.

Viapath takes pride in its reputation not only for the high quality healthcare provided to patients but also for the excellent support and training available to staff.

Every encouragement will be given to participation in Continual Personal Development through onsite training and attendance at suitable external events alongside gaining valuable experience working in a busy routine Clinical Biochemistry.

Interviews will be held August 1, 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Louise Ward,, 01234 355 122 x4726 or Dr Wassif Wassif,, 01234 792167 (direct)

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. All applicants are welcome to apply regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

We offer a competitive benefits package. As well as offering competitive salaries, all employees are also entitled to:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Performance related pay
  • Annual incentive plan for all
  • Ground breaking development

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Please apply for this post on-line. If you have problems with using the online process, or need any assistance, please email

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Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

Thank you for your interest in Viapath.

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