Reference Number: JO-2010-457041
Specialist Biomedical Scientist
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes

Specialist Biomedical Scientist
Milton Keynes
6 month FTC (Potential for this to be extended)
Competitive Package
Shift work: 4 weeks of days (8am till 8pm) followed by 4 weeks of nights (8pm till 8am)

A central provider of testing solutions is working in collaboration with external partners to develop a COVI-19 testing facility in Milton Keynes. This laboratory will be a hub for sample processing nationally and it is expected to receive and process a high volume of samples daily. In order to support the facility, the organisation are now looking for a Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join them on an initial 6 month fixed term contract.

The Specialist Biomedical Scientist will provide the laboratory with a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and experienced biomedical scientist (BMS). They will be responsible for ensuring that all laboratory quality assurance protocols are being followed and will contribute to the gathering of performance data for presentation at regular data quality meetings. In addition, they will be responsible for the interpretation and authorisation of results as required. They will also assist the senior BMS, laboratory shift manager, and other laboratory personnel, to carry out troubleshooting of the assays should issues arise.

BSc Honours degree, recognised by the Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS)
HCPC registration
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).
Experience of shift/on-call/out of hours working and willingness to participate in shift working as required.
Excellent communication and team-working skills
Experience of using liquid handling robots (e.g. TECAN liquid handling systems)
Experience of Viral RNA testing using PCR methodology, including maintenance, troubleshooting and authorising results.

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