Specialist Healthcare Scientist BMS 1 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK

Employer: NHS National Services Scotland

Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK


Salary: £26,830 - £35,933 per annum

An opportunity for a 12 month fixed term post has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced Healthcare Scientist, registered or working towards registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), to join the Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (H&I) laboratory based in the Scottish National Blood Transfusion department in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. This busy H&I laboratory is a well equipped, MHRA, UKAS and EFI accredited lab providing support for the East of Scotland solid organ transplantation programme and specialist transfusion testing. The successful candidate will help in delivering technical aspects of the H&I service, under the management of the Clinical Laboratory Manager and clinical direction of Consultant Clinical Scientists. Following appropriate specialist training, you will be responsible for your own work to operate complex equipment and solve problems. You will have a BSc honours degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent, which is acceptable for Health and Care Professions Council registration and formal evidence of specialist knowledge in a range of discipline specific procedures. Evidence of continuing professional development, for example, a specialist portfolio of development, attendance at specialist courses, training on new instrumentation and learning through reflective practice are desirable. 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency. Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits 

For any additional information, please contact Sylvia McConnell onor email Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 13th March 2018.

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NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

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