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Biomedical scientist

Band 5 or 6

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Band 5 or 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
Band 5 £23,023 -£29,608 Band 6 £28,050- £36,644 pa
23/10/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Molecular Pathology at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for a suitably qualified and experienced Biomedical Scientist to join our team.  Our department is part of the Wessex GMC which is one of 13 centres across the UK.  

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Biomedical Scientist with extensive experience and knowledge in molecular diagnostics to contribute to the provision of the Molecular Pathology Service at University Hospital Southampton for the provision of increased genetic testing services in UHS and the wider region. 

The clinical service provides a comprehensive range of investigations for haematological disease (including the Regional BMT service), MRD, disease associations (including pharmacogenomics), lymphoma and solid tumours.  The service is also actively engaged in the 100K genome transformation programme for both rare disease and cancer.  The laboratory is part of a European network for Molecular diagnostics QC, including NGS innovations in lymphoid clonality analysis.

The laboratory works closely with both Cellular Pathology and Haematology services to enable the future provision of molecular diagnostics. The successful candidate will engage in all aspects of the molecular diagnostics service and will support developments in personalised medicine including the transfer of assays to NGS and other research developments. Good communication, interpersonal skills and a committed team member are essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the provision of molecular testing for the Breast Surgery Unit in the Princess Anne Hospital on a rotational basis, in line with the surgical theatre lists that run Monday to Friday 8.00am-8.00pm.  Due to the clinical operational requirements of Molecular Pathology, the post holder will be required to do some late working and be available to work Monday to Friday.

Further career development is encouraged and the laboratory supports the training of a variety of programmes including IBMS, STP and HSST.

Candidates should be HCPC registered as a Biomedical Scientist, have relevant molecular experience,  possess good interpersonal skills and will appointed at band 6.  However, we will consider appointing a suitable band 5 individual with a delayed appointment to the band 6 grade, following the completion of appropriate training and the successful attainment of the necessary competencies required for a band 6 BMS.

Closing date for applications Tuesday 23 October

Interviews for this position will be held on Monday 5 November.

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