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Biomedical Scientist Band 5

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Wessex Genomics Southampton


Band 5




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£27,055 - £32,934 pa

Salary period



13/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Wessex Genomics Laboratory Service, Southampton Laboratory, for an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join our team.

The WGLS is a new integrated genomics testing service formed from the amalgamation of Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, now WGLS (Salisbury), and Molecular Pathology at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) . The WGLS is an integral part of the Central & South Genomic Laboratory Hub, one of seven across England.

This position will be recruited to the Southampton Laboratory, based at UHS. There are future plan for both teams to be re-located on a single site which will be in the Southampton area once a site has been identified.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

The clinical service provides a comprehensive range of investigations for haematological disease (including the regional BMT service), MRD, disease associations (including pharmacogenomics), lymphoma and solid tumours. The service is also actively engaged in the 100K genome transformation programme for both rare disease and cancer. The laboratory is part of a European network for molecular diagnostics QC, including NGS innovations in lymphoid clonality analysis. The laboratory works closely with other departments to enable the future provision of molecular diagnostics. You will engage in all aspects of the molecular diagnostics service and will support developments in personalised medicine.

Further career development is encouraged, and the laboratory supports the training of a variety of programmes including IBMS, STP and HSST.

You will be required to work 37.5 hours a week working flexibly as required, between 08:00 - 20:00 hrs. Due to the clinical operational requirements of Molecular Pathology, the post holder will be required to do some late working and be available to work Monday to Friday. You will be working with a team of Clinical Scientists, Biomedical Scientists, associate practitioners, and biomedical support workers.

What we're looking for

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated registered biomedical scientist with experience and knowledge in molecular diagnostics to contribute to our molecular pathology service for the provision of increased genetic testing in UHS and the wider region.

If you have strong communication, interpersonal skills and are committed to sharing our values of putting patients first, working together and always improving then we would love to hear from you.

Candidates that have completed an accredited Biomedical Science Degree and need to complete their registration portfolio to become HCPC registered are welcome to apply. If successful they will be appointed to a lower band and then will transition to a Band 5 Biomedical Scientist on successful completion and attainment of their Registration within a set time scale.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 23rd February 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • HCPC/IBMS approved BSc biomedical science
  • Registered with the Healthcare Professions Council
  • Participation in Continuing Professional Development
  • Desirable criteria
  • Membership professional of body
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Significant previous experience in Molecular techniques within a medical laboratory environment
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience in busy department of large hospital
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Respond to competing demands
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to prioritise work and make changes according to unexpected events
  • Work independently or as a member of a team
  • Desirable criteria
  • Ability to communicate with other healthcare professionals within the Trust other organisations
  • IT competency
  • Evidence of a balanced lifestyle
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

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    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

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    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 230.3KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 141.2KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Jodie Bance

    Job title

    Senior BMS

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    023 8120 6638
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