Senior Scientist

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £ £40681 - £46294 per annum
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Contact email: Nathan.Mccarron@srgtalent.com
Job ref: 1_1606304661
Published: about 2 months ago

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Newcastle-based Senior 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 - https://bit.ly/34DZEaT.

Your responsibilities:

As a Senior Scientist, you be working as a senior member of the COVID-19 Hub Laboratory. The post holder will play a key role in the establishment, development and operation of the laboratory, and the provision of an end to end service, linking the development needs of Industry with the capability and assets of the Newcastle Hospital Foundation Trust to enable rapid adoption of molecular diagnostics into high volume testing facilities.

Your experience:

This role requires you to be experienced and have in depth knowledge of molecular diagnostic work and experience in research and development.

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


Education:

  • BSc (Hons) degree in relevant science subject or equivalent qualification
  • MSc, FIBMS, MPhil, PhD or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Health & Care Professions Council registration

Experience:

  • Extensive experience and in depth knowledge of Molecular Diagnostic Work
  • Experience in Research and Development
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimum direction
  • Effective computer and keyboard skills including the ability to manipulate simple software packages with appropriate training and an ability to utilise traditional applications such as Microsoft Outlook
  • Promote and partake in Continuous Professional Development

Skills:

  • Proven ability to work independently with minimum direction
  • Effective computer and keyboard skills including the ability to manipulate simple software packages with appropriate training and an ability to utilise traditional applications such as Microsoft Outlook

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

Experience:

  • Career aspirations in the NHS
  • Familiarity with ISO 15189:12
  • Experience of cross site working and organisational change
  • Keenness to embrace new challenges, forge new partnerships and explore potential for innovation

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 https://bit.ly/34DZEaT.