Specialist Biomedical Scientist

  • Job Reference: 00039766-1
  • Date Posted: 19 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Gateshead, Tyne And Wear
  • Salary: £31,365
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


We're currently seeking Specialist 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 positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

Your responsibilities:

Day to day activities in your role as Specialist Biomedical Scientist will include:

Develop skills to perform highly complex analysis of routine and urgent clinical samples in accordance with laboratory procedures using specialist optical, manual, semi-automated and fully automated laboratory equipment.
Participate in the laboratory rotation through appropriate areas of the department.
Carry out maintenance and preparation of reagents and equipment, including stock control, as specified in Standard Operating Procedures.
Measure and monitor the accuracy and imprecision of laboratory investigations using appropriate quality control procedures
Undertake technical validation of results from laboratory investigations
Participate in stock control and management
Carry out corrective action when the quality control procedures indicate loss of performance

Your experience:

In order to be successful in the role of Specialist Biomedical Scientist, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:


BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences
IBMS Biochemistry Specialist Portfolio or equivalent
HCPC Professional Registration


Extensive experience of modern laboratory techniques and good knowledge of current professional issues.
Post-graduate specialist training.
Current Specialist BMS experience within a clinical laboratory or equivalent experience.
Knowledge of specialist procedures to post-graduate diploma level or equivalent acquired through CPD, short courses and ongoing specialist training.

In return:

You will be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace 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