BMS3/Clinical Scientist – Cell markers and function lead

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

School/Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

The Clinical Immunology Service, at the University of Birmingham, is currently recruiting three posts to support its expanding immunophenotyping service.  This laboratory provides an immunodiagnostics and haemato-oncology diagnostics/monitoring service to UHB NHS Trust and other Hospitals and HealthCare providers across the West Midlands.  We are looking for a dynamic, experienced and enthusiastic section head to support, and further develop, this service.

As a Health Care Scientist (State Registered BMS3 or Clinical Scientist) the post holder will work closely with the laboratory manager, other Clinical Scientists/Biomedical Scientists, technical, clerical and medical staff to ensure the delivery of a patient centred, quality driven, efficient and cost-effective service.

As the lead scientist in the immunophenotyping and cell function section, the post holder will play a significant role in the development, maintenance and continual improvement of all aspects of the immunophenotyping service which serves most of the West Midlands. Operating with considerable autonomy, the post holder will perform and supervise highly specialist clinical technical investigations including specialist assays, method and equipment evaluation/selection, research and development that incorporates medium to long term service development and enhancement, and will also play a key role in reporting immunophenotyping results.

Please note: The service currently covers the hours on 08:00 – 17:30 Monday – Friday, and we are working towards extending the working day/week further (08:00 – 20:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 – 14:00 on Saturday – via a shift system).         

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