Biomedical Scientist

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £ £50000 - £51519 per annum
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Contact email:
Job ref: 3_1606305704
Published: about 2 months ago

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Newcastle-based Biomedical Scientists to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

If of interest and you meet the criteria of the below, please apply via the following link -

Your responsibilities:

As a Biomedical Lab Technician, you will have knowledge and experience in diagnostic techniques and must have Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) State Registration. Registration enables the post-holder to work unsupervised.

You will be responsible for providing advice to clinical users of the service regarding test requirements and expected turnaround times. The post holder will be expected to further develop knowledge and skills of the specialist diagnostic techniques used within the service.

Your experience:

This role requires you to be experienced in working in a Pathology laboratory, with a knowledge of Laboratory Health and Safety and the importance of Internal Quality Control, External Quality Assurance Schemes.

In order to be successful, you'll need the following skills and qualifications:


  • Accredited BSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent
  • HCPC Professional Registration


  • Pathology laboratory experience


  • Ability to communicate information to clinicians, staff and others.
  • Ability to supervise and train others.
  • Able to use equipment and resources appropriately and cost effectively.
  • Hand eye co-ordination and accuracy for processing material on slides, fine adjustments to specialist equipment.

In addition, the following education and experience are also desirable but not mandatory:


  • Post Graduate Diploma,
  • Working towards IBMS Specialist portfolio
  • MSc or equivalent


  • Experience of a range of laboratory techniques
  • Experience in discipline specific processes.


  • Understanding of clinical governance processes, clinical audit and achieving quality targets.
  • Delegation skills.

Please note that as a Biomedical Scientist, you are not required to have extensive experience across all of the desirable competencies described above, but applicants are expected to have relevant experience for the competency which they would oversee

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with a 20% uplift applied for night working and end of contract bonus), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focused on delivering the best possible outcome.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today via