Senior Biomedical Scientist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. United Kingdom
Cambridge, England
Posting date: 30 Nov 2020

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a talented Senior Biomedical Scientist in Cambridge. The chance to be part of a growing start-up and the next leader in building integrated diagnostics by combining molecular biomarkers with digital solutions

Job Responsibilities

  • Undertake the technical work required for the clinical and research service
  • Clinical specimen preparation and dissection (cut up) under guidelines laid down by The Royal College of Pathologists
  • Participate in an out of hours technical service for urgent biopsy specimens
  • Specialist skills in one or more of Immunocytochemistry, Frozen Sectioning, Automated Histopathological procedures and Clinical Specimen preparation
  • Maintain key techniques and undertake the development of new techniques
  • Participate in all External Quality Assessment schemes
  • Entry of confidential patient data on LIMS and pathological reports and communication to Clinicians
  • Report potential stock/equipment shortages to Laboratory Manager
  • Implement company policies and procedures in relation to confidentiality, health and safety, COSHH, infection control, and all local safety rules regarding fire, chemical, radioisotope and gene manipulation hazards
  • Preparation of data for presentation to management
  • Ensuring the laboratory meets the standards for the handling of clinical specimens in accordance with ISO 15189 2012
  • Participate in preparing Standard Operating Procedures to comply with ISO 15189 2012 and Health and Safety regulations
  • Ensure that the daily activities of the laboratory comply with the Human Tissue Act
  • Ensure that appropriate quality control is carried out for all techniques undertaken, and that sensitive information is secure, accurate and correctly backed up
  • Management of BMSs and MLAs in their team including annual appraisals and in-service training
  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development required by the Health Care Professions Council

Skills and Requirements

  • BSc or equivalent in a biological discipline
  • Registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Practical experience working in a pathology laboratory
  • Experience in cytological techniques (desirable)
  • Team and staff management
  • Laboratory bench skills
  • Ability to maintain good laboratory records
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and that of others.
  • Computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheet and database management
  • Knowledge of histopathology involving an understanding of relevant theory and/or principles of laboratory processes
  • Understanding of Health and Safety Regulations, human tissue governance and how to apply them in the laboratory environment
  • Excellent communication skills


  • The chance to be part of a growing start-up and the next leader in building integrated diagnostics by combining molecular biomarkers with digital solutions
  • Perks at work scheme

To Apply

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