SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Band 6 Biomedical Scientist- Microbiology

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Taunton
  • Salary: £35,392-£42,618 Per annum + £5,000 joining bonus
  • AfC Banding: 6

Are you looking for a rewarding career in a state-of-the-art laboratory, situated in the heart of Somerset, which offers customer centric medical excellence?

We are looking to speak with HCPC Registered Medical Microbiology/Infection Science Biomedical Scientists who have experience of providing a high-quality service and have a passion for mentoring and sharing your knowledge. The successful candidate would operate at our Hub laboratory in Taunton and you will be expected to participate in late shifts and on-call.

Monday – Sunday 08:30 – 17:00,

Late shifts Monday – Friday 12:30 – 20:00,

Out of Hours (On Call) – Monday – Friday 19:30 – 08:30

Out of Hours (On Call) – Saturday & Sunday 17:00 – 08:30

Our Infection Science Team operate across Microbiology, Virology and Molecular testing and we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join our team. This position is predominantly based in the Bacteriology department, working in a laboratory which takes a leading technological approach with a state-of-the-art automated analytical systems.

If you have the following qualifications and skills and feel that you could ‘hit the ground running’ then we’d love to hear from you:

  • Greater than 2 years post HCPC registration with experience of working in a busy clinical bacteriology department at post graduate level.
  • Experience working with Kiestra, MALDI-ToF, Phoenix and BacTec automated testing platforms
  • A strong clinical bacteriology background including knowledge of laboratory Quality Management systems.
  • A good understanding of clinical microbiology.

To operate at Band 6, you will also demonstrate experience to post graduate diploma level e.g.: Specialist portfolio.

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).

Our team at SPS have been fundamental to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare in Somerset for 10 years.  We hold ISO15189 UKAS accreditation and are an HCPC approved training Laboratory.

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 £1,500 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.

In addition to a competitive pay structure, we offer a joining bonus of up to £5,000.

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 are 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 are vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare provision. 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.

Applicants must currently have permission to work in the UK.

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