• Specialist Biomedical Scientist- Virology/Molecular Taunton
  • SYNLAB UK & Ireland in Taunton, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 6 days ago

jobs description

Are you an HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist with expertise in virology and molecular testing? Join our team of passionate professionals and make a difference in the field! We are seeking individuals who are dedicated to providing a high-quality testing service and are enthusiastic about mentoring and sharing their knowledge. Take the next step in your career and be part of our innovative and dynamic organisation.

Our Infection Science Team operates across Microbiology, Virology and Molecular testing and we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join our team. This position is based in virology and molecular testing, working in a laboratory which takes a leading technological approach with state-of-the-art automated track and analytical systems. The department primarily supports clinical pathology testing for the local NHS trust and primary care providers. We also support private contracts (predominantly sexual health-based testing) that... enable our clients’ customers to have access to on-line sexual health services.

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Hours: 37.5 permanent

At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well-being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally. We offer a Wellbeing Allowance worth up to £1500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 - 6 roles.

In addition to a competitive pay structure, we offer a joining bonus of up to £5,000 and access to SYNLAB benefits scheme. The successful candidate would operate at our Hub laboratory in Taunton.

If you have the following qualifications and skills and feel that you could ‘hit the ground running’ then we’d love to hear from you:
• Experience post HCPC registration working in a Clinical Infection Science laboratory at post graduate level in a busy Virology / Serology/ Molecular department.
• Good working knowledge and hands on experience working with automated serology and molecular testing platforms such as Beckman Coulter DxI, AU5800, Roche, Hologic and GeneXpert.
• A strong virology / serology background including knowledge of screening programmes such as Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy.
• A good understanding of Sexual Health Testing processes.

To operate at Band 6, you will also demonstrate experience to post graduate diploma level e.g.: Specialist portfolio. We will also consider Band 5 applicants looking to complete a specialist portfolio.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland have extensive experience of working in partnership with the NHS to deliver and improve pathology services through its existing pathology joint ventures - including Southwest Pathology Services (SPS).

Our team at SPS have been fundamental to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare in Somerset for 10 years. We hold ISO15189 UKAS accreditation and are an HCPC approved training Laboratory.

About Us

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which are reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff are vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare provision. We promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received sufficient applications.

If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law.

Applicants must currently have permission to work in the UK
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