Senior Biomedical Scientist

Alderley Park - Macclesfield
£48,000 per annum
Closing date
13 Nov 2021

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Medicines Discovery Catapult Services (MDCS) Lighthouse Laboratory are inviting applications from highly motivated, ambitious, and experienced Specialist Biomedical Scientists to join our progressive and very friendly Serology.

We were initially set up as a new laboratory specifically for PCR testing as part of the region’s response to COVID-19. We are now expanding our scope to incorporate serology and COVID-19 antibody testing as an on-going part of supporting the national pandemic response.

The perfect candidate will be

  • HCPC registered and ideally have a specialist portfolio
  • Post graduate qualification in a pathology discipline (preferably serology, immunology or virology)
  • Have proven scientific, technical and communication skills in association with a commitment to training, quality management, continuous professional development, health & safety, and audit
  • Have a good understanding of how to deliver a service that meets the ISO 15189:2012 standard
  • Experience of using Roche Cobas equipment
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills

Main duties of the job

  • Providing leadership, strategy, and day to day support to the serology team of biomedical scientists, trainee biomedical scientists and laboratory technicians.
  • Work closely with the Head of Labs and Laboratory Operations Team to ensure that the high-quality service is maintained
  • Bring ideas from your experience to help shape the future of the laboratory

Benefits package

  • 25 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays per year (based on 4 on 4 off shift pattern) 
  • generous company pension scheme - employee 5% and employer up to a maximum of 10% contributions
  • Life assurance policy – 4 x annual base salary
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted shuttle bus service from Manchester to Alderley Park

Onsite facilities

  • Restaurant, Cafes and gastro pub
  • Gym and workout studio, running, walking, and cycling routes
  • Good public transport links with the shuttle bus service

To apply for the position please send a CV and covering letter to or visit Careers | MDC Lighthouse Careers (


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