Senior Biomedical Scientist

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Full-time, Permanent

Salary scale: £37,570 - £44,688

This is an opportunity to join a progressive department situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. We provide a comprehensive Microbiology service to clinicians throughout the NHS Highland area; specimens for the Scottish Toxoplasma Reference Laboratory and Scottish Lyme Disease and Tick-borne Infection Reference Laboratory also received from other health boards. The department has 3 sections: Culture (bacterial culture, antibiotic sensitivity, antigen detection), Molecular (bacteria and virus [including toxoplasma cell culture]) and Serology (bacterial and viral serology, Parasitology [STRL and SLDTRL] and Immunology tests).

You will join an established team, and although you will be expected to work closely with departmental consultants, clinical scientists, other senior BMS and the department manager, you will have with a considerable degree of autonomy and responsibility for providing professional, scientific and technical leadership, to a team of experienced staff. As quality Lead you will coordinate quality management for the whole department . You will also be expected to work at specialist level within one of the sections. The post involves, weekend and public holidays as required by the department.

Applicants who can demonstrate team spirit, can motivate people, have initiative and flexibility, must be HCPC registered, have professional knowledge and technical expertise of laboratory Microbiology attained either through relevant Masters Degree or IBMS higher specialist portfolio in Virology. A qualification in Quality Management would also be advantageous. You will have practical laboratory experience working at band 6 (specialist BMS), must possess excellent communication skills both oral and written, and be fully computer literate.

Informal enquiries to: Dr D Ashburn tel: 01463 704108; email:

Application Form and Job Description can be downloaded via our website or available from, and to be returned to the Recruitment Department, Assynt House, Beechwood Business Park, Inverness IV2 3BW or by emailing your name and address to

Short-listed applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Please quote reference: ES9.19.87

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 2nd August 2019


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13 July 2019
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Inverness
Salary: £37,570 - £44,688 GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Scientific Services
Only direct applications will be considered

NHS Highland

Inverness, (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1463 704000