Senior Biomedical Scientist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Huntingdon

Job Summary
The Senior Biomedical Scientist (SBMS) will play a crucial role managing a team of Biomedical Scientists (BMS) and Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLA) within the Pathognomics laboratory. The role holder will report to the Laboratory Manager. The SBMS will perform routine and specialist analytical testing on a range of biological samples and give test results to medical staff who use the information to diagnose and treat the patient's illness. The role holder will be responsible for processing patient samples in good time and will ensure that service standards for reporting results are achieved.  The SBMS will be expected to prioritise their own workload and manage the workload of the BMSs and MLAs in their team as well as perform urgent analytical testing as required. They will also supervise, mentor and support staff in their team. 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
The role is a full-time position with a standard 37.5 hour working week. The role holder may be required to work flexibly.
The Senior Biomedical Scientist will be based at the Cyted laboratory in Huntingdon. They may need to visit other company sites when and if required.
What you will be doing
  • Undertake the technical work required for the clinical and research service.
  • Clinical specimen preparation and dissection (cut up) under guidelines laid down by The Royal College of Pathologists
  • Participate in an out of hours technical service for urgent biopsy specimens.
  • Specialist skills in one or more of Immunocytochemistry, Frozen Sectioning, Automated Histopathological procedures and Clinical Specimen preparation
  • Maintain key techniques and undertake the development of new techniques
  • 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 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, radioisotope and gene manipulation 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 2012.
  • Participate in preparing Standard Operating Procedures to comply with ISO 15189 2012 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.  
  • Management of BMSs and MLAs in their team including annual appraisals and in-service training.  
Continuing Professional Development
  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development required by the Health Care Professions Council
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
  • Understanding of Health and Safety Regulations, human tissue governance and how to apply them in the laboratory environment
  • A salary of between £40,000 - £45,000
  • 25 days holiday per holiday year, plus public holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • An annual learning and 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
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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