Senior Biomedical Scientist
RAIGMORE HOSPITAL, INVERNESS
CLINICAL SERVICES DIVISION
SENIOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENTIST –
MOLECULAR/SEROLOGY SECTION LEAD
Salary scale: £33,222 - £43,471
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. 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. 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 ; email:
Application Form and Job Description can be downloaded via our website or available from, and to be returned to the Employment Services Section, Assynt House, Beechwood Business Park, Inverness IV2 3BW or by emailing your name and address to .
Further details about working & living in Highland can be found here https://medical.careers.global/company/112252/NHS-Highland
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: IM9.18.131
Closing date for completed applications: Friday 11th January 2019