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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/02/2020.

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Advanced Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-2193164-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 - £43,772 per ann

An exciting opportunity has arisen, due to retirement, for a highly skilled and experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join our friendly and dedicated team based at the University Hospitals of Leicester.

The laboratory handles approximately 65,000 surgical histology and non-gynae cytology cases per annum and provides a wide range of specialist tests.

This post is pivotal for the ongoing development of our immunocytochemistry and molecular service to meet the requirements for faster diagnostics and implementation of tests directly related to treatment options for our patients.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in both routine and specialist Histopathology techniques, be willing to work flexibly and able to motivate and drive forward a team carrying out specialist work on a wide range of sample types. At least 5 years post registration experience, a significant part of which should be in Immunocytochemistry and which includes troubleshooting and quality control, is essential.

You must have successfully completed the IBMS Specialist Diploma and hold either an MSc or FIBMS. You must also be able to demonstrate management / leadership experience either practically or through study leading to qualification or attendance at appropriate training events.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated BMS to develop their career as you would be expected to play a key role in further development and expansion of specialist services.

The department is approved for training by the IBMS/HCPC and accredited to ISO15189:2012.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Diana Cullen on 0116 258 6591 or via email at

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

UK Registration

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

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