HCPC Senior Biomedical Scientist

Location Milton Keynes
Discipline: Lab Management
Salary: ££23.47 - £28.63 per hour
Contact name: Thandiwe Major

Job ref: MTK589_1623322783
Published: 12 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Senior Biomedical Scientist's based in and around Milton Keynes 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 Senior 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. You will be providing technical expertise to this project.

As a Senior Biomedical Scientist you will be authorizing PCR results, including IQA and EQA as well as supervising staff members in the PCR analysis laboratory including oversight of maintenance and troubleshooting of PCR platforms.

You will be responsible for the training and development of staff in the PCR analysis laboratory, whilst assisting laboratory management in ensuring that compliance with organisational quality standards and H&S requirements are maintained. You will pursue a programme of continuous professional development in accordance with any relevant professional registration.

For new staff, you will be responsible for the training and development of staff in the PCR analysis laboratory and will be creating and reviewing technical documents and SOPs compliant with the ISO15189:2012 standard using the laboratory QMS.

Your experience:

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


  • BSc Honours degree recognised by the Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • HCPC registration.


Extensive experience using a variety of PCR methods including authorising/validating diagnostic results.

Evidence of ability to interpret internal and external quality assurance results and to take appropriate corrective actions/investigations.

Experience of maintaining documents and procedures within diagnostic laboratory accreditation specifications (ISO15189:2012).

Experience of training and supervision in a laboratory setting.

Willingness to participate in 24/7 shift working as required.

Evidence of excellent communication and team-working skills.

Evidence of excellent attention to detail.

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


  • (Desirable) Higher level degree or professional qualification (eg Msc, Higher Specialist portfolio)


  • Experience of using liquid handling robots (e.g. TECAN liquid handling systems).
  • Experience of viral RNA testing using real-time (RT) PCR methodology.
  • Evidence of ability to compile and summarise data for presentation.
  • Experience of supervising a team in a laboratory setting.
  • Experience in using end-Point PCR methods.
  • Experience of Health and Safety regulations and procedures

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment, with fantastic benefits. Please speak to our team to learn more.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Shifts will be 4 on and 4 off month of day and month of nights 8am till 8pm days, 8pm till 8am nights. Please speak to our team to learn more.

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.