Current vacancies at the Trust

Senior Assistant Technical Officer

Band 3 AFC Equivalent

Main area
Advanced Diagnostics – Tissue Sciences
Grade
Band 3 AFC Equivalent
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
VIA1302
Employer
Viapath
Employer type
Private Sector
Site
King’s College Hospital
Town
London
Salary
Up to £24,100 Depending on Experience
Closing
02/07/2017 23:59

The place to work in pathology

We are looking for top talent to join the UK’s leading and fastest growing pathology company – a scientific organisation with a clinical purpose.

Working in partnership with our service partners, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital, Bedford NHS Hospital Trusts, and Princess Royal University Hospital we aim to set the standard for the future of pathology.

In partnership with our service partners, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital and Bedford NHS Hospital Trusts, we aim to set the standard for the future of pathology. - See more at: http://jobs.viapath.co.uk/job/UK/London/London/Viapath/Cytogenetics/Cytogenetics-v387011#sthash.Zuxmg1Q0.dpuf
In partnership with our service partners, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital and Bedford NHS Hospital Trusts, we aim to set the standard for the future of pathology. - See more at: http://jobs.viapath.co.uk/job/UK/London/London/Viapath/Cytogenetics/Cytogenetics-v387011#sthash.Zuxmg1Q0.dpuf

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Assistant Technical Officer in Histology has arisen in the Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory based within Tissue Sciences at King’s College Hospital.

Applications are invited from graduates who possess basic laboratory knowledge. Histology experience is desirable but no essential. This is a post, which will be permanently based in the Advanced Diagnostics Section of the Tissue Sciences Laboratory. Working alongside biomedical scientist, they will liaise with pathologists, clinicians and laboratory staff within and outside the department to assist in the delivery of a professional and efficient diagnostic service.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist with specialised techniques including immunocytochemistry, immunofluorescence, enzyme histochemistry, in-situ hybridisation, DNA extraction and DNA quality control assessments.

Tissue Sciences at King’s College Hospital has the privilege to work together with other hospitals and organisations to form the South London NHS Genomic Medicine Centre, which has been established to help deliver the 100,000 Genomes Project to patients and families with cancer or rare diseases. The project will help create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS, which aims to transform patient care and offer new and improved targeted treatments.
The successful candidate will be involved in delivering the 100,000 Genomes project in collaboration with the Molecular Pathology Department.

Other duties will include data entry and other clerical tasks, equipment maintenance, stock receipting and restocking, stock levels monitoring, block and slide filing, preparing chemical solutions and any other tasks involved in the daily running of the laboratory.

The Tissue Sciences’ service is delivered by a dynamic team of 27 Biomedical Scientists and support staff spread across the Core Laboratory, Advanced Diagnostics sections and the office. We hold IBMS training laboratory approval and participate in multiple external quality assurance schemes and demonstrate a strong commitment to continual quality improvement.

This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual to work as part of a dedicated and friendly team.

Interviews will be held 1st August, 2017

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Miss Coralie Pennaneac’h, Operations Manager, Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory.
Email: coralie.pennaneac’h@nhs.net or tel. 020 3299 3043

If you have problems applying, contact

Viapath
Open Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
Telephone
01629 690824

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.