Biomedical Scientist

  • Job Reference: 00033351-1
  • Date Posted: 31 December 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Gateshead, Tyne And Wear
  • Salary: £24,907 to £30,615
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Biomedical Scientists based in and around Gateshead to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

Your responsibilities:

This role will provide the laboratory with an experienced biomedical scientist (BMS). They will be responsible for ensuring that all laboratory quality assurance protocols are being followed. In addition, they will be responsible for the interpretation and authorisation of results as required. They will also assist the laboratory shift manager, and other laboratory personnel, to carry out troubleshooting of the assays should issues arise. Will be responsible for the validation and authorisation of results.

Your experience:

To be successful in this role, you should not work outside of your defined field of competence. This role also requires you to be experienced in molecular biology methods.

In order to be successful, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:

Education:

Biomedical Science degree
Evidence of Continual Professional DevelopmentExperience:

Experience of training and supervising staff in a laboratory setting
Extensive experience in using a variety of PCR methods
Using end-point PCR methods
RNA extraction studiesSkills:

Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
Can work with minimal supervision
Attention to detail.

In addition, the following education and experience are also desirable but not mandatory:

Education:

Additional appropriate specialist qualification if required
Higher-level degree/qualification e.g. MSc, Higher Specialist portfolio

Experience:

Working with pathology IT
Viral RNA testing using real-time (RT) PCR methodology

Skills

Knowledge of Quality Management Services
Knowledge/Performance of Risk AssessmentsIn return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with a 20% uplift applied for night working and end of contract bonus), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focused on delivering the best possible outcome.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today