SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Specialist Biomedical Scientist- Blood Sciences

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Manchester
  • Salary: £35,392 to £42,618 plus £1,500 well-being allowance
  • AfC Banding: 6

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join our Blood Sciences team at The Christie Pathology Partnership. The Christie is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe and the first UK centre to be accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre; with more than 60,000 patients treated a year. This is full-time permanent role and you will be expected to participate in 24/7 rota.

Christie Research has more than 650 open trials and is the largest centre in the UK for commercial cancer trials. It is a Cancer Research UK Major Centre, part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre, and hosts the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility.  The Trust is also one of the “first wave” of hospitals offering CAR-T therapy on the NHS.


  • To be able to rotate through all areas of a Laboratory as required (dependent on qualifications, experience and training), to perform all designated duties in accordance with local working practices, to maintain high Professional standards and conform to Health and Safety regulations
  • To perform and interpret routine and specialist biomedical investigations autonomously to provide patients results within agreed quality standards of service delivery and turnaround times under the supervision of senior staff
  • Work independently, implement and propose changes to procedures for own work area. May be a lead specialist
  • To provide professional leadership and training to Basic Grade, Trainee BMS, Associate Practitioners (equivalent grades) and Medical Laboratory Assistants
  • To provide specialist technical advice to clinicians as to the appropriateness of tests and timescales


  • HCPC State Registration as a Biomedical Scientist in Blood Sciences discipline
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical degree or equivalent
  • IBMS Specialist Portfolio or equivalent
  • EDCL or equivalent IT qualification
  • Advanced working knowledge of Blood sciences automated techniques and practices including Biochemistry/Haematology/ Coagulation /Immunology and Blood Transfusion analytical platforms
  • Competency to perform testing and validate results for Blood Sciences disciplines and in Blood transfusion duties to defined protocols
  • Advanced knowledge of theoretical and practical Blood Sciences techniques and practice


  • Progression towards a higher degree or management qualification

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 – 8c roles.  Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment. We are also offering a £5,000 joining fee on top of the Wellbeing Allowance.

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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