Lead Biomedical Scientist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Huntingdon

Job Summary
The Lead Biomedical Scientist (LBMS) will play an important role within the Cyted UK laboratory, participating in all aspects of providing a histopathology service including specialist analytical testing on a range of biological samples. They will also line manage a number of Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLAs) and Laboratory Scientists (LS) staff members.
The role holder will report to the Deputy Laboratory Manager, with whom they will support and maintain high levels of communication.
LBMS will be responsible for processing patient samples in good time and will ensure that service standards for reporting results are achieved. The LBMS will be expected to prioritise their own workload and manage the workload of the more junior members of the team. They will supervise, mentor, develop and support the staff that they line manage. The role holder will be expected to maintain the highest standards of laboratory practice in line with HCPC and ISO 15189 policies.
Working Pattern and Location
This role is a full-time position with a standard 37.5 hour working week. However, the position could be filled through a job-sharing arrangement and there are opportunities to work flexibly.
You will be based at the Cyted Laboratory at 2 Falcon Road, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6FG. We actively encourage travel and working from our other business sites to ensure you get to meet the team and understand what the different areas of the business do. We will support you with transport if required.
What you will be doing
  • Undertake the technical work required for the clinical and research service, including all aspects of routine histopathology.
  • Responsibility for one or more processes or projects within the laboratory environment.
  • Clinical specimen preparation and dissection (cut up) under guidelines laid down by The Royal College of Pathologists.
  • Participate in all External Quality Assessment schemes.
  • Entry of confidential patient data on LIMS and pathological reports and communication to Clinicians.
  • Report potential stock/equipment shortages to Deputy Laboratory Manager.
  • Implement company policies and procedures in relation to confidentiality, health and safety, COSHH, infection control, and all local safety rules regarding fire, chemical, and physical hazards.
  • Preparation of data for presentation to management.
  • Ensuring the laboratory meets the standards for the handling of clinical specimens in accordance with ISO 15189.
  • Participate in preparing Standard Operating Procedures to comply with ISO 15189 and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Ensure that the daily activities of the laboratory comply with the Human Tissue Act.
  • Ensure that appropriate quality control is carried out for all techniques undertaken, and that sensitive information is secure, accurate and correctly backed up.
  • Active participation in periodic internal audits.

  • Management of LSs and MLAs in their team including onboarding, appraisals, and in-service training.
Continuing Professional Development
  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development required by the Health Care Professions Council.
How we work
  •  Our team works in an agile working environment, where everyone’s ideas and opinions are valued. Have a better way of carrying out a process in the lab we want to hear from you! 
  • As a growing business we can give you exposure to different areas of Cyted. Alongside your core role you will be able to gain skill and experience on projects right through the company, for example, you could work closely with our tech team to help implement new systems in the lab, or our sales team to help us grow our customer base.
  • Being a digital diagnostics business, we love exciting new pieces of tech. We invest in state-of-the-art equipment to help us give patients the results they desire faster. You will have the ability to help us decide the technology we use to enable this.
  • You will get the opportunity to work in a bright and spacious lab where you have the space to carry out your role to the best of your ability. 
Person Specification
  •  BSc or equivalent in a biological discipline 
  •  Registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  •  Practical experience working in a pathology laboratory
  •  Experience in cytological techniques
  •  Team and staff management
  •  Laboratory bench skills
  •  Ability to maintain good laboratory records
  •  Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and that of others
  •  Computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheet and database management
  •  Knowledge of histopathology involving an understanding of relevant theory and/or principles of laboratory processes
  •  Understanding of Health and Safety Regulations, human tissue governance and how to apply them in the laboratory environment
  •  Excellent communication skills
  • Salary in the range of £40,000 to £48,000 per annum depending on skills and experience 
  • 25 days holiday per holiday year, plus public holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • An annual continuing personal development budget
  • Medical insurance including dental and optical cover
  • Life/critical illness cover
  • Social events including Christmas and Summer parties
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme
  • Sabbatical 4 years of service
  • Relocation allowance if applicable
About us

Our mission is to revolutionise diagnostic methods to build a world where disease is prevented rather than treated. We focus on providing digital diagnostic infrastructure to drive the earlier detection of disease. Our technologies use artificial intelligence and novel biomarkers to unlock clinical insight and improve patient outcomes.

We develop and deploy digital diagnostic services for research and clinical use. Our services are designed to dignify and empower, placing patients at the heart of our services.

We are committed to inclusion and diversity and believe that having a team that reflects a broad range of experiences and perspectives will help us build software that is intuitive for our users (administrators, scientists, pathologist, doctors and nurses) and leads to the best outcomes for patients. We especially encourage applications from people who are underrepresented in the software sector and/or who have non-traditional education or career experiences.

We interview on a rolling basis, starting with a brief call to discuss what we're doing and whether it resonates with you.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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