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Biochemical Genetics Unit Laboratory Manager

Job Reference: 180-B-190428

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Division B - Biochemical Genetics
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
£42,414 to £49,969 p.a pro rata

Our Trust


Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.


Applications from Biomedical Scientists are invited to apply for the post of Laboratory Manager in the Biochemical Genetics Unit. Applicants must be HCPC registered as a Biomedical Scientist. Candidates must have experience of various methodologies utilised in the Biochemical Genetics Unit (including tandem mass spectrometry and a range of chromatographic techniques) as well as practical experience of resource and change management and team building.


The successful applicant will have the opportunity to shape and develop the dedicated team of healthcare professionals to maintain a high quality service for diagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism and for newborn blood spot screening. This role includes the day to day management of the laboratory including compliance with the quality management system, expert advice and specialist training of staff. Personal development in laboratory management skills will be actively encouraged and supported.


The Biochemical Genetics Unit provides Newborn Blood Spot Screening for East Anglia, together with metabolic investigations for hospitals within this area and further afield. The laboratory team is committed to providing a friendly, responsive and efficient service, and the successful applicant will need to demonstrate both leadership qualities and their ability to work as a team player.


The closing date for this vacancy is 31st March 2019


Benefits to you


We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.


For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.


We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Hogg Consultant Clinical Scientist / Director Biochemical Genetics Unit on 01223596172 or


Ian Halsall Blood Sciences Lead on 01223348128 or

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems and communication will be sent to you via TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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