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Biomedical Scientist

Merseyside   •  Up to £23.47 per hour  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time


We're currently seeking Biomedical Scientists based in and around Liverpool 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 positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

If of interest and you meet the criteria of the below, please apply today.

Your responsibilities:

Day to day activities in your role as Biomedical Scientist will include:

  • To initially assess a patient's needs and appropriate investigations when requests arrive in the laboratory.
  • To perform all routine and advanced scientific work of the Virology Laboratory within set local and national quality assurance guidelines.
  • Carry out serological testing service (e.g. same-day HIV antibody service and Syphilis serology to Genito-Urinary Medicine).
  • Perform specialist investigations in Virology (CMV PCR surveillance of Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Renal Transplant Patients; HIV viral load testing in HIV positive patients under therapy, provides a Chlamydia molecular diagnostics service, HCV PCR, blood borne virus serology and respiratory surveillance of BMT and HPV detection from cytology specimens).
  • The daily supervision of support staff.
  • To analyse Virology specimens to identify potential pathogens and provide information for treatment and monitoring of a patient's disease status.
  • Provide "at the bench" training of new staff or visitors to a section.

Your experience:

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


  • B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science Degree.
  • Certificate of Competence to Practice issued by Institute of biomedical Sciences (This is a post-graduate qualification, which takes a minimum of 12 months to complete and requires portfolio and oral examination by IBMS assessor).
  • HPC registered.
  • Post graduate diploma in Virology (or related subject).


  • Demonstrable experience of working in a clinical laboratory post HPC Registration.
  • Advanced training in laboratory computer system (iSoft Telepath)
  • Working knowledge underpinned by theoretical knowledge of a variety of serological and advance virology techniques. (Serological analysers, understanding of all types of ELISA techniques, immunoblot assays, Chlamydia Polymerase Chain Reaction and "Real-Time" molecular diagnostics).
  • Detailed understanding of laboratory health and safety issues
  • Knowledge of COSHH and Risk Assessment

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.

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.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: LVP0002
  • Updated: 26th February 2021
  • Expires: 26th March 2021


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