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Cell & Molecular Therapy Specialist

Job Reference: 918-HX4596

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Stem Cells Liverpool - Service
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

NHS Blood & Transplant is an integral part of the NHS, collecting and processing 2 million blood donations a year. Our Healthcare Scientists provide crucial support to NHS Hospitals, processing, testing and issuing blood and its components and delivering diagnostic and therapeutic services relating to the transfusion of blood and stem cells, transplantation and tissue banking.


The Cellular and Molecular Therapies function of NHSBT comprises seven Stem Cells & Immunotherapies laboratories throughout the country and the Clinical Biotechnology Centre in Bristol, providing a range of life saving therapies. Our work in Stem Cells and Immunotherapies (SCI) based in Liverpool is central to the provision and improvement of haemopoietic and other stem cell transplants. We also have an Advanced Therapies Unit (ATU) allowing us to be at the forefront of clinical improvements by helping produce investigational medicinal products for use in clinical trials using our expertise in GMP, quality and regulatory matters.


We currently have an opportunity for a Cellular and Molecular Therapy Specialist to join us and play a key role in the development of novel cellular therapies (ATMPs) within the ATU, initially focussing on the development of mesenchymal stromal cell based therapies. We’re looking for an experienced scientist with significant experience in transfusion, transplantation or a similar field. You’ll be experienced in the use of core laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry and cell culture. Ideally, you will have experience of working in a GMP environment or of cell processing and cryopreservation techniques. Registration with the HCPC would be an advantage.


In return you’ll benefit from an excellent pension and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment at the cutting edge of the emerging fields of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine, using modern equipment and practices, where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education.


The normal working hours for this role are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Candidates will be required to participate in the department on call rota, following appropriate training, which may involve weekend and/or weekday evening/overnight cover, the details of which can be discussed at interview.


For an informal discussion in relation to this role, or to arrange a visit to our facility, please contact Vivien Hanson at


This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 22nd September 2019

Interviews will take place on Friday 11th October.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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