Biomedical Scientist - Cellular Pathology (Genomic BMS post)

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford, M6 8HD
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

Applications are invited for this newly created post with funding from Amgen. The department processes a wide range of specimens and applications from individuals with experience of Mohs, Dermatopathology, Renal, Neuropathology, Immunocytochemistry, direct immunofluorescence electron microscopy or non gynae cytology are particularly welcome.

We can offer a place in a large dynamic laboratory, that is the Greater Manchester centre for neuropathology, upper GI surgery, dermatology and renal medicine. We have electron microscopy, histochemistry and immunofluorescence services. This post exists to support the developing requirement for molecular pathology testing within our patients.

The department is UKAS and HTA accredited. We handle approximately 36 000 histology and 2500 Diagnostic cytology specimens a year for our hospitals and GPs. The immunocytochemistry service is busy and uses Ventana Benchmark Ultra immunomachines. This post focuses on supporting the molecular aspects.

• A typical day involves processing and checking cell path preparations and tests.
• Be involved with all aspects of the routine histology service, including handling renal biopsies, frozen sections, a broad range of immunocytochemical tests and special stains.
• Be involved with essential quality checks of the slides being issued to the histopathology consultants.
• Active participation in CPD and opportunities for further study are encouraged and where possible supported. The department is committed to developing its staff.

The Diagnostics and Pharmacy Group is part of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA), one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place of science, innovation and transformational thinking, the Diagnostic and Pharmacy Group unites Radiology, Pathology and Pharmacy services across the NCA to create a cooperative group committed to delivering safe, consistent, and high-quality care.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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