Biomedical Technical Manager

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Discipline: Lab Management
Salary: £ Negotiable
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Contact email:
Job ref: 6_1606308854
Published: about 2 months ago

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Newcastle-based Specialist Biomedical Technical Manager 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 Specialist Biomedical Technical Manager, you will have extensive experience in diagnostic techniques and must have Health Professions Council (HPC) State Registration. It is a primary role of the post to provide specialist advice to clinical users regarding service provision and development.

You will be responsible for assisting with the management of the financial and physical resources of the Covid-19 Testing Laboratory to ensure service delivery in line with National, Organisational and Directorate policies.

Your experience:

This role requires you to be experienced in modern laboratory techniques and good knowledge of current professional issues. Current Technical management experience within a clinical laboratory or equivalent experience

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


  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent,
  • Professional Registration
  • IBMS Specialist Portfolio or equivalent
  • MSc/FIBMS or Higher Specialist Portfolio
  • Leadership course


  • Several years post graduate specialist training.
  • In-depth experience of modern laboratory techniques and good knowledge of current professional issues.
  • Current Technical management experience within a clinical laboratory or equivalent experience
  • Team leadership experience within a clinical laboratory.
  • Experience of highly specialised techniques.


  • Ability to communicate complex and contentious information to clinicians, staff and others.
  • Ability to motivate and develop others.
  • Day-to-day management of equipment and resources appropriately and cost effectively.
  • Leadership and organisational skills
  • Delegation and presentation skills

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


  • Post Graduate Management/Leadership Diploma or equivalent
  • IBMS Specialist Portfolio in discipline


  • Recruitment and selection experience
  • Development of business plans
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems and current accreditation standards (ISO15189)


  • Comprehension of the significance of clinical governance, clinical audit and achieving quality targets
  • Delegation skills.

Please note that as a Specialist 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 be working Monday-Friday, 37.5hrs a week on day shifts.

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