Chief Biomedical Scientist NBS

Greater Manchester
Band 8a, £40,428 - £48,514 per annum (pro rata)
21 Dec 2017
20 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group.

Applications are invited for this key post from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists with experience of working in a Clinical Biochemistry laboratory.

The new appointee will undertake the role as a job share with the existing post holder and will work closely with the Principal Clinical Scientist to maintain and manage existing services and to develop and introduce new services.  The laboratory which provides one of the largest newborn screening services in the UK is responsible for screening 60,000 babies per annum for Congenital Hypothyroidism, sickle cell and cystic fibrosis.  The laboratory is well equipped and is in the process of procuring a brand new screening information system, two Genetic Screening Processors (GSPs) and tandem LC-MS systems. The laboratory also provides some endocrinology services for MFT and other Trusts within the North West. There are also close working relationships with the Willink Laboratory who provide the screening service for PKU and MCADD.

You will share with the existing post holder day to day responsibility for analytical equipment and information systems and line management responsibility for a small team of biomedical scientists and support workers.  Evaluation of new technologies, method and service development are key components of this post.  Previous experience of directing and training staff is essential.

You must possess a relevant MSc (or equivalent) and good communication, organization and interpersonal skills.  Previous experience in newborn screening and/or endocrinology is not required as full training in these areas will be provided. Experience of general Clinical Biochemistry and a willingness to learn are essential.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

This is a job share post working 18.5 hours per week.

The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

For further information and to apply, please use the link

Closing date: 20 January 2018.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve.