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Healthcare Scientist

Band 6

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Queen Square - Neuroimmunology
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£37,638 - £44,780 per annum inclusive
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At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.




Expressions of interest are sought for the role of Healthcare Scientist (Band 6) in the NHS Neuroimmunology & CSF Laboratory based at the world renowned National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square London (part of UCLH). The laboratory is a national reference centre and has an international reputation for the analysis of Neuroimmunology and cerebrospinal fluid. The laboratory provides acute Neurological Laboratory services to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH) and the London region, plus highly specialised diagnostic and monitoring laboratory services available to worldwide users. The post holder will be a core member of the laboratory team, performing specialist procedures in accordance with departmental SOPs, to participate in their regular update, audit, quality lead duties and to aid in specialised method development as required.  

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who will fulfil the following criteria and skills:

  • The post holder is a HCPC registered scientist required to carry out specialist techniques as dictated by the nature of the Department requiring highly developed manual skills.
  • The post holder will have experience in a Neuroimmunology/Biochemistry or Immunology diagnostic laboratory.
  • The post holder will have a special interest in quality assurance and will be expected to perform quality lead role duties including audit, checking of EQA submissions and laboratory documentation.
  • The post holder will have an interest in aiding the evaluation of new complex laboratory techniques and tests.
  • They are responsible for training other staff in the team as required
  • They are to meet service requirements and turnaround times of the Department.
  • The post holder will undertake analytical, technical, quality management and administrative trouble-shooting in addition to maintaining adequate supplies of reagents and consumables to ensure reliable service delivery in accordance with ISO 15189.

NB: we welcome applications from previous applicants if they meet the above criteria.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact the laboratory on 02034483812 if you wish to discuss the post prior to Interview or email Miles.Chapman1@nhs.net

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