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Senior Biomedical Scientist (specialist biochemistry)

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
31/10/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist to join the Biochemistry Department at based on the Oxford Road campus at Manchester Foundation Trust. You will join a team of Biomedical Scientists, Clinical scientists & support staff, in conjunction with other senior staff you will be responsible for the day to day running of the Specialists section.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England. We provide an extensive range of district general hospital services to the local population of central Manchester and tertiary and specialist services to patients from across the North West and beyond.

The section is equipped with HPLC-MS, ICP-MS, HPLC and ELISA and performs a wide range of other specialist testing. As well as providing a comprehensive specialist biochemistry service we are a national and international reference center for assays such as P3NP.

The role will require technical expertise in analytical techniques such as ELISA, Electrophoresis, RIA, Spectrophotometry and ICPMS as well as an ability to troubleshoot and develop new methods to allow the service to move forward.

There will be a requirement for supervision, training and management of staff such as basic HR functions. You will also work to maintain our UKAS ISO151898 accreditation, quality standards and Health and safety within the section.

This role also includes acting as deputy quality lead for the department; this will entail assisting the quality manager in maintaining the QMS and deputising for meetings.

You must be HCPC registered and have an MSc, FIBMS or equivalent and demonstrate a high level of knowledge and commitment of working in Biochemistry

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week average. After a period of training you will also have to participation in the 24/7 shift pattern in Autolab which includes early, core, late and night sessions.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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