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Chief Scientific Officer - Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT)

Job Reference: 918-HM4236

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
National - by agreement
Consultant Level

Your expertise will advance organ donation and transplantation…


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) aims to be the best donation service in the world for blood, organs, tissues and stem cells. Your expertise within the field of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics will be critical to our future progress.


As Chief Scientific Officer to our Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) service, you will provide expert input on histocompatibility and immunogenetics (H&I) and the use of H&I information in allocation and transplantation. Working closely with the ODT Medical Director, you will attend advisory groups and associated meetings, prepare papers (often in collaboration with statisticians and support staff) and participate in working groups. You will advise on UK Living Kidney Sharing Schemes (UKLKSS), the National Incompatible Kidney Registry, and data collection and analysis for the National Post-Transplant HLA Antibody Data for islet and small bowel transplantation.


This is an outstanding opportunity for a respected clinical scientist to build on your track-record of research and innovation and to achieve further national and international impact. With fellowship of the Royal College of Pathology and experience of working at a consultant level, you will have advanced theoretical and practical experience of all aspects of histocompatibility and immunogenetics. An exceptional communicator, with the ability to analyse and utilise highly complex data, you’ll be skilled in providing strategic direction and expert professional leadership.


The normal working hours for this role are 7.5 hours per week. The exact working day/hours can be discussed at interview if successful. This vacancy is on a secondment basis for two years, with the potential to be extended thereafter.


This is a national vacancy and the location is to be agreed with the successful applicant at any of our NHS Blood and Transplant centres. However, if Leeds or Sheffield is your preferred location, please be aware that, in Summer 2020, we will be relocating to a purpose built, state of the art premises, which is situated just off Junction 37 of the M1.


For an informal discussion in relation to this role, please contact Caroline Robinson via email at:


This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 19th June 2019, with interviews scheduled to take place at West End Donor Centre on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 (subject to confirmation).

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.

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