Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology, Band 6

Job type Contract
Salary £23.47 - 23.47 per hour
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Reference 161366

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has locum vacancies for Band 6 Microbiology Biomedical Scientists to work based in Tilbrook.

The pay rates for these locum Microbiology Biomedical Scientist jobs are £23.47 per hour (Assignment rate) and are 3-month contracts.

Shift Pattern:

  • One week of 4 long shifts (day or night): Monday, Tuesday and the weekend
  • Following week would be only working 3 long shifts: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • One month of day shifts and then one month of night shifts


  • Be responsible for ensuring that all laboratory quality assurance protocols meet the ISO15189:2012 standard and are being followed
  • Gather performance data for presentation at regular data quality meetings
  • Be responsible for the interpretation and authorisation of RT-PCR results that require human intervention
  • Assist the laboratory coordinators, and other laboratory personnel, to carry out troubleshooting of the test process should issues arise
  • Carry out other duties as may reasonably be required
  • Provide technical expertise to the project
  • Authorise PCR results, including IQA and EQA
  • Supervision of staff in the PCR analysis laboratory including oversight of maintenance and troubleshooting of PCR platforms
  • Responsibility for the training and development of staff in the PCR analysis laboratory
  • Create and review technical documents and SOPs compliant with the ISO15189:2012 standard using the laboratory QMS
  • Assist laboratory management in ensuring that compliance with organisational quality standards and H&S requirements are maintained
  • Pursue a programme of continuous professional development in accordance with any relevant professional registration
  • Uphold the health and safety all individuals working for or visiting UK Biocentre are committed to the Health and Safety Policy and to the implementation and maintenance of the highest standards in accordance with health, safety and welfare across the business
  • Adhere to the company policies and share this commitment to work together to achieve excellence

Requirements of the Microbiology Biomedical Scientists:

  • HCPC registered
  • BSc Honours degree recognised by the Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • Experienced Senior Biomedical Scientist
  • Be aware of and work in accordance to the quality policy, relevant quality objectives and hold accountability to their contribution to the effectiveness of the quality management system; including understanding the benefits of improved performance and the implications of not conforming with the quality management system requirements
  • Extensive experience using a variety of PCR methods including authorising/validating diagnostic results
  • Evidence of ability to interpret internal and external quality assurance results and to take appropriate corrective actions/investigations
  • Experience of maintaining documents and procedures within diagnostic laboratory accreditation specifications (ISO15189:2012)
  • Experience of training and supervision in a laboratory setting
  • Willingness to participate in 24/7 shift working as required
  • Evidence of excellent communication and team-working skills
  • Evidence of excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of using liquid handling robots (e.g. TECAN liquid handling systems)
  • Experience of viral RNA testing using real-time (RT) PCR methodology
  • Evidence of ability to compile and summarise data for presentation
  • Experience of supervising a team in a laboratory setting
  • Higher level degree or professional qualification (eg Msc, Higher Specialist portfolio)
  • Experience in using end-Point PCR methods
  • Experience of Health and Safety regulations and procedures

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive biomedical science knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


These Band 6 Microbiology Biomedical Scientist jobs are advertised by Tom Baldry; if you are interested in these positions please click above to apply now.

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