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Biomedical Scientist Band 6

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Biomedical Scientist Band 6 Full Time - Fixed Term for 2 years until 2025

Are you interested in working in a clinical environment and performing laboratory work for clinical trials at Cambridge Biomedical Campus? An unusual and exciting opportunity has arisen for working in the clinical laboratory supporting clinical studies under the supervision of Laboratory Research Services.

The full-time post is funded for 2 years. As a member of Laboratory Research Services, you will be required to support and carry out clinical research work in various departments of Pathology. Part of the role includes maintaining equipment and training other members of staff including research teams. Ideal if you also enjoy maintaining very good records, writing standard operating procedures, andmanaging staff competency. Must be able to work to high standards and be able to follow and work using research study manuals. High level of organizational, communication and planning skills are essential. Previous research experience in preparing and managing sample storage according to regulations is highly desirable for this post.

Main duties of the job

  • Processes research samples in department
  • Provides specialist advice to clinicians as to appropriateness of tests and timescales
  • Provides specialist service e.g. training, problem solving for specialist requirement
  • Work independently and lead on specialist area as directed by Lead BMS
  • Acts as mentor for more junior scientific and support staff
  • To work flexibly in reflection of service needs this may include an extended working day or weekend by arrangement.
  • Supervises and/or trains less experienced staff in own area of work
  • The work of the service brings staff into constant contact with human body fluids, tissues and hazardous chemicals. This may include blood, pus, urine, faeces, and respiratory secretions.
  • Maintain and promote professional image of the CUH Trust.
  • Where required, to lead and supervise a section of the laboratory.

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

This vacancy will close at midnight on 30th November 2023

Interviews are due to be held week commencing 11th December 2023

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.

Person Specification



  • -HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • -Biomedical Science Degree or equivalent
  • -Additional appropriate specialist qualification if required
  • -Evidence of CPD
  • -GCP Certificate


  • -Appropriate Post Registration IBMS Specialist Diploma or IBMS diploma in Biomedical Science



  • -Theoretical knowledge and practical experience of specialist biomedical procedures relevant to post.
  • -Substantial practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory.
  • -Experience of Pathology IT systems.
  • -Experience of Quality Management Systems.
  • -Experience of performing Risk Assessments.
  • -Experience of working in research environment.


  • -European Computer Driving Licence or equivalent
  • -Previous relevant experience of working in the NHS
  • -Previous experience of line managing staff



  • -Theoretical knowledge and practical experience of specialist biomedical procedures relevant to post.
  • -Aware of GDPR and data protection
  • -Able to prepare samples using a research lab manuals.
  • -Able to use Excel at advanced level.


  • -Use of databases



  • -Willingness to undertake cross-training to extend skill set to deliver services for this role.
  • -Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • -Interpretation and analytical skills
  • -Demonstrable interpersonal skills - can work as part of a team or independently
  • -Able to prioritise own workload and that of others to meet needs of the service
  • -Ability to concentrate for prolonged periods of time
  • -High degree of manual dexterity to perform complex laboratory techniques


  • -Proven influencing and negotiating skills at all levels
  • -Demonstrable mentoring skills

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • -High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • -Integrity and personal credibility.
  • -Strives for excellence.
  • -Self-motivated and able to motivate others.
  • -Ability to be flexible and respond to the needs of the service,
  • -Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • -Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines where there are competing demands.
  • -Puts the patient first in everything that is undertaken
  • -Awareness of self and impact on others


  • -Credible and effective leadership qualities

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division R& D

Hills Road



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