SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Band 4-6 Biochemistry (Development role)

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Taunton
  • Salary: £25,147 to £42-618 Per Annum
  • AfC Banding: 4

We are currently recruiting for a BMS within the Biochemistry laboratory and are now opening this up as a Band 4 – 6 development opportunity. Our team at Southwest Pathology Services have been fundamental to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare within Somerset for nearly 10 years and we have a fantastic opportunity for a Specialist Biomedical Scientist to work within our Blood Sciences team. Our Laboratory holds ISO15189 UKAS accreditation and is an HCPC approved training laboratory. SYNLAB UK & Ireland have extensive experience of working in partnership with the NHS to deliver and improve pathology services through its existing pathology joint ventures – including Southwest Pathology Services (SPS).

Job role:

Ideal applicant must be able to rotate through all areas of a Laboratory as required (dependent on qualifications, experience and training) and to perform all designated duties in accordance with local working practices. You will need to maintain high Professional standards and conform to Health and Safety regulations and need to participate in provision of a routine 24/7 Blood Sciences service at ESLs. (Duties will depend upon entry point, knowledge and experience.  Roster patterns and shifts will be similar to existing B4/B5/B6.)


  • Biochemistry- Beckman Coulter DXC700AU, Beckman Coulter Access 2 immunoassay, Advanced Instruments model 3320 micro Osmometer and Thermo Evolution 200 spectrophotometer (CSF Xanthachromia)


  • HCPC State Registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical degree or equivalent.
  • IBMS Specialist Portfolio or equivalent in Biochemistry (Band 6 role only)
  • EDCL or equivalent IT qualification
  • At least 2 years relevant experience post HCPC registration as a BMS with on-going specialist training
  • NHS experience

At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well-being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer an exhilarating rewards package, including our incredible Wellbeing Allowance worth up to £1500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 – 6 roles.  Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment.

About Us

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law.

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