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Chief Biomedical Scientist - Virology (Hull)

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced Biomedical Scientist to join our Virology team in Hull on a permanent basis as our Chief Biomedical Scientist.

This is a full time role which will require an element of flexibility on a day to basis.

This is a permanent position and would suit applicants with the appropriate level of virology, molecular and managerial knowledge and experience.

The full details of the role can be found in the job description and person specification attached.

If you would like to join our team and have a desire to come and work with us in Hull within a senior management role then this is the job for you.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the day-to-day technical and scientific operational management within Virology.

Play a key role in the provision of an efficient, high quality diagnostic service.

To be involved in shaping the strategic development of the department in consultation with the Head Biomedical Scientist.

To interpret and implement policies and procedures in order to meet the demands of the service.

Directly line manager all non-medical staff

Ensure efficient planning, prioritisation and allocation of workload.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Training and supervising a team
  • Minimum of 6 years post HPC registration
  • Previous experience working at a senior level in a UKAS accredited Virology Laboratory
  • Working alone during an out-of-hours service
  • Experience at recruiting staff
  • Experience of using technical and scientific knowledge to assess new and existing systems and processes to innovate and initiate change in laboratory practice


  • Experience of business management including price setting, budgets and liaising with customers

Skills, Knowledge and ability


  • Knowledge of virology techniques
  • Knowledge of molecular diagnostic techniques
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety requirements, procedures and legislation including use of PPE
  • Understands microbiology/virology and its application in clinical practice and public health



  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science or equivalent
  • MSc in Biomedical Science (or related subject) or equivalent
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of management training or qualification


  • Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Virology at Hull Royal Infirmary

Anlaby Road



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