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Deputy Lead Scientist

Berkshire, UK
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30 Dec 2020

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Deputy Lead Scientist - NHS COVID-19 Lighthouse Laboratory - Bracknell, Berkshire

Fixed Term Contract

We are currently seeking Berkshire-based Deputy Lead Scientists to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostic laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace Programme.

If you are interested in applying and meet the criteria please apply by the following link (url removed) 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 also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

You responsibilities will be:

Act as a deputy for the Lead Scientist in the department
Day to day management of staff and resources
Facilitating in-house training, testing and certification of staff
Setting/maintenance of standards
Contributing to financial reports and proposals for services
Supporting recruitment and retention of staff
Delivering a system of regular audits and CAPAYour experience:

In order to be successful, you'll need the following skills and qualifications

Relevant educational background ie Biomedical Science, Virology or equivalent (ideally HCPC registered, FIBMS or chartered scientist status)
Substantial and broad experience in a relevant laboratory
Excellent management experience with technical staff
Experience in budget management, recruitment and training of scientists
Excellent timekeeping and able to work on a shift pattern in a 24/7 environmentWe also are recruiting for several Lead Scientists which you may also be considered for.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also 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.

If you are interested in applying and meet the criteria please apply by the following link (url removed) src="https://(url removed)/SGFubmFoLk1hc29uLjg3Njg0LjAyMUBndWlkYW50bW9vbnNob3QuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t.gif
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