Senior Biomedical Scientist

NHS Dumfries and Galloway
07 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
VACANCY REF No: 1035.17

VACANCY (Post Title): Senior Biomedical Scientist
Microbiology, DGRI

GRADE: Band 7

SALARY: £32,013 to £42,205 pro-rata

HOURS: 37.5hpw – Participation in extended working hours, weekend and out-of-hours rota.


Description of Role:

An opportunity has arisen within the microbiology department for an experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist. This is an opportunity to join us working in our new purpose built and state of the art hospital with views across the countryside, in the Microbiology laboratory as a Biomedical Scientist. Candidates will be enthusiastic, outgoing, motivated and innovative, with good organisational skills and well developed communication skills.

The Microbiology department provides a clinical laboratory service to NHS Dumfries & Galloway 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dumfries & Galloway has a population of 150,000 people covered by approximately 175 General Practitioners who all access the laboratories. Approximately 140,000 Microbiology requests are received per year, 50-65% of requests come from the primary care sector, and the remainder comes from work generated by hospital sites.

The laboratory holds UKAS ISO15189 accreditation for a diverse repertoire. You will rotate in all areas of the laboratory including Serology, Mycology, Parasitology and Molecular Diagnostics. The department utilizes a wide range of analytical equipment, most recently the Maldi-TOF, of which you will be required to become proficient in after suitable training, following Departmental SOPs.

Professional and academic advancement is encouraged and BMS staff will be supported in areas of specialist interest.

Informal enquires to: Adele Foster Telor Email:

Closing Date: Thursday 15 February 2018 (midnight)

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