Biomedical Scientist

Location Gateshead
Discipline: Lab
Salary: £ Up to £24907 per annum
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: GTH001_1613757109
Published: 10 days ago
Startdate: ASAP


We're currently seeking Biomedical Scientists based in and around Gateshead 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 positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

Your responsibilities:

Day to day activities in your role as Biomedical Scientist will include:

  • Develop skills to perform highly complex analysis of routine and urgent clinical samples in accordance with laboratory procedures using specialist optical, manual, semi-automated and fully automated laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in the laboratory rotation through appropriate areas of the department.
  • Carry out maintenance and preparation of reagents and equipment, including stock control, as specified in Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Measure and monitor the accuracy and imprecision of laboratory investigations using appropriate quality control procedures
  • Undertake technical validation of results from laboratory investigations
  • Participate in stock control and management
  • Carry out corrective action when the quality control procedures indicate loss of performance

Your experience:

In order to be successful in the role of Biomedical Scientist, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:


  • BMS Degree or equivalent.
  • Registered with HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist.
  • Knowledge of Departmental procedures to graduate level or equivalent acquired through CPD, short courses and ongoing training


  • 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.
  • Good understanding of the importance of Internal Quality Control, External Quality Assurance Schemes.

In return:

You will 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.