Current vacancies at the Trust

Senior Biomedical Scientist – Operation Lead and Training officer

Band 7 AfC Equivalent

Main area
Band 7 AfC Equivalent
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
J206 - VIA1815
Employer type
Private Sector
Up to £46,400 Depending on Experience
28/06/2018 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.


An exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Biomedical Scientist in Histology has now arisen in the Histology Laboratory based within Tissue Sciences at Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, to operate at a supervisory and senior level as the operational lead and training officer.

The Department currently processes approximately 22,000 surgical specimens per year, offering an impressive range of diagnostic techniques including routine histopathological methods, immunocytochemistry and OSNA the advanced intra-operative One Step Nucleic Acid Amplification molecular Technique used for the detection of metastatic breast cancer in sentinel lymph node.

Applications are invited from an experienced HCPC registered Senior Biomedical Scientist who possesses an extensive level of histology practical experience and demonstrable management skills. This role will require previous experience in managing a team and an interest in training with knowledge in preparing for training portfolios. Previous experience using the Ventana Benchmark Ultra although desirable is not essential, as full training will be provided. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to train and participate in the advanced intra-operative OSNA molecular technique. 

The successful candidate will join an excellent team providing an efficient and effective histopathology service to a busy hospital. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with good interpersonal, leadership and management skills and ideally have previous experience of leading a section of the laboratory and training. 

Our department has strong links with its sister site at Denmark Hill which works together with other hospitals and organisations to form the South London NHS Genomic Medicine Centre established to help deliver the 100,000 Genome Project to patients and families with cancer or rare diseases. This will help create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS which aims to transform the way people are cared for. 

The service is delivered by a dynamic team of Biomedical Scientists and support staff spread across all sections of the Laboratory and the office. We are in the process of renewing our IBMS training laboratory approval and working towards UKAS accreditation. We participate in multiple external quality assurance schemes and demonstrate a strong commitment to continual quality improvement. 

The post holder must have experience of compliance with standards as required within work duties such as ISO 15189 (2012) and other relevant professional and legislative bodies.

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

Interviews will be held on July 10, 2018.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Marie-Jose Weber on 01689864338 or by email

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