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 positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.
Day to day activities in your role as Biomedical Scientist will include:
- Provide technical expertise to the project and have PCR related experience.
- Authorise patient results and quality assurance schemes.
- Undertake ABI7500 analyser maintenance and troubleshooting.
- Supervise other technical laboratory staff in the PCR analysis area.
- Have responsibility for their own training, development and competencies.
- Create and review technical documents and SOPs using the laboratory QMS.
- Assist laboratory management in ensuring compliance with organisational quality standards and H&S requirements are maintained.
- Pursue a programme of continuous professional development in accordance with any relevant professional registration.
In order to be successful in the role of Biomedical Scientist, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:
- BSc Honours degree, recognised by the Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS)
- HCPC Registration
- Experience of Viral RNA testing using PCR methodology, including maintenance, troubleshooting and authorising results.
- Minimum 1 year experience of working in a diagnostic laboratory, including authorising a variety of different results.
- Familiarity with laboratory quality management and information management systems.
- Ability to compile and summarise data for presentation.
- Familiarity with laboratory accreditation requirements (ISO 15189).
- Experience of maintaining documents and procedures within laboratory accreditation specifications (including COSHH, SOPs and training /competency).
- Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations and procedures.
- Experience of shift/on-call/out of hours working and willingness to participate in shift working as required.
- Excellent communication and team-working skills
- Excellent attention to detail.
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.