MFT is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work in the Stem Cell Laboratory in a Band 5 Biomedical Scientist role. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the stem cell laboratory service in one of the biggest Haematological transplant programs in the UK. The laboratory, which is HTA and JACIE accredited, provides specialist clinical and technical services to support our busy transplant programmes. The laboratory receives, processes, cryopreserves and issues haematopoietic stem cells for therapeutic use in both adult and paediatric patients. The Stem cell department is involved in ATIMPs and gene therapy treatments. This is a small team dedicated to meeting the current clinical demands on the service, developing the next generation of processing techniques for the Stem Cell Therapeutics Laboratory.Main duties of the job
Our Stem Cell Therapeutics Laboratory is based at our Oxford Road Campus and is an integral part of the Trust's Haematology/Oncology stem cell transplant programe. The laboratory, which is HTA and JACIE accredited, provides specialist clinical and technical services to support these busy transplant program. The laboratory receives, processes, cryopreserves and issues haematopoietic stem cells for therapeutic use in both adult and paediatric patients. This is a small team dedicated to meeting the current clinical demands on the service, developing the next generation of processing techniques and also participation in clinical trials .Due to the work demands of the laboratory this post does not currently include shift rota participation, however some flexibility around daily start/finish times will be required and there is the potential for working hours to change to support the needs of the clinical service in the future.
Full training and supervision will be available. Within the role you will be given the opportunity for personal and continued professional development and encouraged to complete a relevant specialist portfolio or equivalent in Stem Cell Therapeutics. On completion you will be eligible for a band 6 position following a successful recruitment process. 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.About us
MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.
Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.
We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.
We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination. Diversity Matters
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. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at email@example.com.
Were looking forward to hearing from you!Person SpecificationQualificationEssential ExperienceEssential
- Experience in a appropriate hospital laboratory
Skills & AbilitiesEssential
- Experience in Stem Cell laboratory
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Good communication skills
- Evidence of working alone or part of a team
- Can organise and prioritise tasks in their own work area. Can work on own initiative
- Keyboard skills and IT knowledge
Manchester University NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Oxford Road campus
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