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Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 918-HX4880

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Microbiology Services Laboratory
Colindale - Northwest London
£24,214 to £30,112 pa & 15% Outer London HCAS

The Microbiology Services Laboratory provides a centralised and diverse microbiological service that is essential to the operation of NHSBT. This vacancy is based in the bacteriology laboratory which is at the forefront of scientific research with a progressive approach and close links with Public Health England (PHE), universities and international biomedical companies.


In this role you’ll perform, analyse and interpret a wide range of specialist/complex bacteriological investigations relating to the issue of results for blood components and tissue products. Conducting automated and manual investigations, the post holder will undertake the analysis and collation of data and results, the computer entry of results, and maintenance of laboratory quality systems.


We’re looking for a motivated individual with HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist with relevant post graduate training in bacteriology and bacterial identification. You will have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and precision and be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team in an environment of changing pressures and practices. Saturday working will be required on a rotational basis


In return you’ll benefit from an excellent pension, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, using modern equipment and practices, where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education.


For an informal discussion please contact Stephen Robbins by e-mail –


The normal working hours for this role are 37.5 hours a week Monday – Friday with a start time between 07:00 am and 9:30 am, and finish time between 15:00 pm and 17:30 pm.


This role will attract an outer London High Cost Area Supplement (HCAS) of 15% basic salary of £4,743 per annum pro rata.



This advert will close at 23:59pm on Sunday 24th November 2019.


Interviews for this role will take place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December 2019 (subject to confirmation).


Put your lab skills to the test and use specialist techniques to support organ transplantations and blood transfusions. It’s challenging work that saves lives.

We save lives together!

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.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

UK Registration

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

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