Biomedical Scientist - Cambridge Brain Bank

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

Applications are invited from motivated, HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientists with histology or neuropathology technical experience to join the small but busy Cambridge Brain Bank (CBB) team at CUH. Brain Bank provides high quality CNS tissues for neuroscientific research from consented brain donors.

This is an exciting opportunity to build on your basic histology skills with further training in brain anatomy and fresh dissection. The technical support required for research requests is bespoke and often complex but is rewarding, particularly when CBB is acknowledged in publications.

Applications will be considered from candidates with suitable experience who are either in the process for applying for HCPC registration, or are awaiting verification of their registration portfolio and the results of an IBMS-accredited BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences degree. You will be employed at Band 5 Annex 21 until full HCPC registration is achieved.

To practice as a Biomedical Scientist for the provision of research material by the Cambridge Brain Bank, assisting in the banking, storage, preparation, audit and distribution of brain tissue.

To undertake a wide variety of non-automated, complex histological procedures requiring a high level of manual dexterity.

Prioritising and organising the workload to ensure continuity and efficiency of the service whilst working in compliance with the HTA standards for post mortem tissues.

Our Trust:

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close on 31st July 2022.

Interviews are due to be held week commencing 8th August 2022.

Benefits to you:

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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