Biomedical Scientist

Location Truro
Discipline: Lab
Salary: £ Up to £17.28 per hour
Contact name: Thandiwe Major

Job ref: CRW579_1613995481
Published: 7 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Specialist Biomedical Scientists based in and around Cornwall 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 developing first-rate technical skills and setting your Scientific career up for future success.

You will be joining a supportive environment and will be provided with training and accreditation for the role and processes you are required to undertake.

Your responsibilities:

As a specialist Biomedical Scientist you will be playing a vital part in supporting the Senior Biomedical Scientists on a day to day basis and will be responsible for developing, promoting efficient and effective systems and processes in the management of the department's resources. These resources are fully inclusive of finance, staff, information, equipment and space.

The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the department meets quality targets such as turn-around times and consistency of test results. This will include measuring and monitoring the accuracy and imprecision of laboratory investigations using appropriate quality controlled procedure.

On a day to day basis you will be supervising staff, organizing and prioritising workload to meet demanding deadlines while making sure compliance with all local and national standards of work practices are met.

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


  • BMS Degree or equivalent
  • Registered with a HCPC qualification as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Specialist Portfolio or equivalent


  • Relevant laboratory experience (academic or professional)


  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Able to perform complex laboratory tasks and assays
  • Able to understand and deal with IQC and EQA
  • Motivated and able to show initiative

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

Please note that as a Lab Assistant, you are not required to have extensive experience across all desirable competencies described above and will be provided with training and accreditation for the roles and processes you are required to undertake.


  • C.D.L or other IT qualifications


  • Laboratory experience in the host laboratory discipline

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.

Shift patterns for this role is 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.

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.