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Senior Biomedical Scientist, Training Officer

Job Reference: J206-VIA2360

Viapath Analytics LLP
Kings College Hospital Denmark Hill, London
Up to £50,400 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.

We are pleased to be offering this opportunity to join our exceptional team as a Senior Biomedical Scientist and Training Officer in the Bacteriology Department of this world renowned London Teaching Hospital. We are a progressive service providing a comprehensive range of investigations which include bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and surveillance of infections for King’s College Hospital and the local community. The Bacteriology Department receives over 350,000 samples per year and uses the CliniSys WinPath LIS; experience of this system would be an advantage. We currently use BacTALERT, Vitek MS, Vitek2, Vitek Compact, Cepheid GenXpert and DS2 with a view to introducing further automation. The department is UKAS accredited.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating training and provide support and assistance to the Service Delivery Manager and Operations Manager in all aspects of training. They will also lead a team of Biomedical Scientists and SATO support staff in a section of the laboratory, rotating to different sections every 2 months. Applications from experienced and enthusiastic HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists, with a passion for clinical excellence will be warmly accepted.

We currently provide a core service which includes 08:54 to 17:00 Monday to Friday and 1:4 Saturday shifts from 08:00 until 13:00. It is expected that successful applicants will participate in our out of hour’s services, after completion of the appropriate training and competencies.
The successful candidates will hold an appropriate IBMS recognised degree and have an appropriate level of specialist post - registration knowledge and skills.

Interviews will be held on: September 4, 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

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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