Biomedical Scientist Advanced Specialist

Job Details
Closing Date: 2020-11-29
Institution: NHS Blood and Transplant
Term: 1 year
Keyword Names: Clinical/Diagnostic, Biomedical Scientist
Salary: £38,890 to £44,503 pa
Line 1: NHS Blood and Transplant
City: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

Biomedical Scientist Advanced Specialist

NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK

This advertisement is for 2 x post, one permanent position and one secondment position for a period of 12 Months fixed term.

The work performed by the Cellular & Molecular Therapy (CMT) Laboratories in NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), is central to the provision and improvement of life saving stem cell transplants. Our laboratories support over half of all haemopoietic stem cell transplants performed in England each year through a network of GMP grade laboratories in 7 specialist facilities across the country. Working with academic partners in Centres of Excellence, we aim to be at the forefront of clinical improvements related to these transplants and to use our expertise in GMP, quality and regulatory matters to promote other areas of research.

Our laboratory analyses, processes and issues peripheral blood, umbilical cord and bone marrow derived CD34+ stem cells for patients undergoing haemopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) transplantation. Our Advanced Therapies Unit (ATU) in partnership with academia and regional transplant programmes also provides the opportunity for involvement in the manufacture of novel investigational medicinal products for use in clinical trials.

You will be an ambitious scientist with significant experience in transfusion, transplantation or a similar field. You’ll be experienced in the use of core laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry and cell culture. Ideally you will have experience of working in a GMP environment or of cell processing and cryopreservation techniques. In return you’ll have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, using modern equipment and practices, where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education. The scale of our operations means that we will offer outstanding scientists with true leadership potential the opportunity for on-going career advancement in this exciting and fast developing area of clinical care.

We’re looking for an experienced HCPC registered Biomedical or Clinical Scientist with a relevant MSc. This senior position requires a good team player capable of managing a demanding workload and motivating yourself and others. Working within the HTA/MHRA licensed facility requires diligence discipline and meticulous attention to detail with an in depth understanding of relevant quality management systems