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Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Microbiology)

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Microbiology department at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust have some exciting opportunities following a significant investment to allow the service to grow and be able to provide a comprehensive 24/7 clinical diagnostic microbiology service. We have permanent posts within our Specialist Biomedical Scientists team.

The department is a recognised IBMS Training Centre with an excellent track record in producing high calibre Specialist Biomedical scientists in both Medical Microbiology and Virology.

We welcome applications from experienced Specialist Biomedical Scientists in Microbiology that are after a new challenge and would like to widen their portfolio of skills. Consideration would be given to individuals already undertaking their IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Medical Microbiology (evidence would be required at interview). In these cases pay scale would be on Annex 21 of Band 6 based on experience.

Main duties of the job

As a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, your main role is to carry out routine and specialist examination of samples using various technologies and to report or present the results as appropriate. You will be expected to assist the section manager (Team Leader) in the daily operation of the assigned section including the supervision of more junior State Registered BMS and support staff. You will rotate through all sections of the service including serology, bacteriology, parasitology, molecular microbiology and mycology.

You will have experience working in a UK Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and will be familiar with the IBMS Specialist Training portfolio's as you will be supporting junior staff undertaking these qualifications.

We would like you to answer the following questions within your personal statement - Please header with Question 1 and response and so on.

Question 1 - What training route did you take and how long did it take to achieve? (CPSM in Microbiology or IBMS Registration/ Specialist Portfolio in Microbiology / Virology)

Question 2 - What areas of the Microbiology Clinical Diagnostic laboratory do you hold competencies in.

Question 3. Have you been involved in additional areas of the lab in addition to bench working (e.g. Training / Health and Safety / Quality / IT) what do you do?

Question 4 - What type of Hospital do you work under as a Biomedical Scientist - District general / Teaching Hospital?

About us

With over 20,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

The Clinical Microbiology service is a comprehensive medical microbiology service handling in excess of 900,000 microbiology and virology samples per year. We are a well-established Institute of Biomedical Science training center providing a variety of professional qualifications for individuals that are able to demonstrate the key skills to progress within their microbiology career.

We are a large teaching hospital and therefore provide exposure to a wealth of microbiology. The experience gained whilst in Nottingham has provided individuals the confidence and experience to take on senior management roles within the National Health Service in addition to the private sector.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the brief list above you must familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification attached to this advert prior to applying.

Working in the department you will use technology such as BD Bactec FX, Automated Antimicrobial susceptibility systems, Bruker Malditof analysers, BD MGIT 960, Abbott Alinity i immunoassay analysers, Abbott Alinity M & Aus Diagnostics molecular platforms, Altona Altostar and a variety of extraction systems.

IMPORTANT - you must be able to attend an on site interview. Please do not apply if you cannot comply with this requirement. Interviews are likely to be held within 3-4 weeks of the advert closing date.

Please note that your supporting statement is an important part of the selection process.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • IBMS Certificate of Competence
  • IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Medical Microbiology / Virology / CPSM registration in Microbiology



  • Has worked in a UK Diagnostic Microbiology Service
  • Has worked as a Microbiologist post IBMS certificate of competence
  • Has worked as Microbiologist post IBMS specialist portfolio completion


  • Experience with Quality / H& S / Training roles within the Microbiology dept

Exposure to a Diagnostic Microbiology Service


  • Evidence of experience with technology relevant to a diagnostic microbiology service

Supporting Statement


  • Good communication skills (written) and well written supporting statement demonstrating skill set needed for the role

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


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