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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
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Great Ormond Street Hospital
£45,780 - £51,393 per annum inclusive
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Histopathology Senior Biomedical Scientist

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Histopathology Senior Biomedical Scientist (band 7) – Immunohistochemistry, Research and Training Lead

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic and talented scientist to join the Histopathology Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH).

GOSH is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's health care, with over 50 specialties, providing the widest range of paediatric services of any hospital in the UK. The lab supports GOSH as well as acting as a specialist referral centre for hospitals, clinics and clinicians across the world.

Our purpose is to advance care for children and young people with complex health needs so they can fulfil their potential. Our lab plays an essential role and we are looking for a fantastic person who puts the patient at the centre of everything they do.

The Histopathology department comprises a consultant-led team providing a comprehensive tissue-based paediatric diagnostic service that includes:  Paediatric pathology, Neuropathology, Muscle pathology, Metabolic disease pathology and Autopsy (including perinatal post mortem).

Our strategic plan includes expansion of our specialist services and we are looking for an experienced, creative and innovative scientist who will help us to implement new techniques, working practices and train staff.

The primary purpose of this role will be to lead the immuno and enzyme histochemistry services. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques in support of the pathologists; and includes the above specialties as well as renal, cardiac and muscle biopsies, to provide an efficient, effective and high-quality service.

The department is highly research active and the successful candidate will be required to lead and assist the development of the research service, including supporting a variety of projects as well as instigating and promoting research and development. For example, we are exploring the use of multiplex immuno techniques in a paediatric setting.

We are leading the national quality improvement program to digitise paediatric pathology using whole slide imaging and the post holder will be given the opportunity to be involved in the transformation of histopathology and new ways of working across the country.

Training and developing staff is a key enabler to achieving the Trust’s goal of being out of this world by 2025. We are an IBMS approved training laboratory and believe that a learning environment is fundamental if we are to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. The ability to enthuse, support and train others will be vital and some experience in this area is beneficial as this post includes taking on a training lead role, in support of the departmental training officer

GOSH offer improvement opportunities, staff benefits and a genuinely supportive working environment. Our staff come from a huge variety of backgrounds and we all benefit from the wide range of experience they bring.

We are committed to attracting and retaining the best pathology staff, so if you have the right attitude which aligns to Our Values, then we can work together to develop your full potential.

If you are looking for a new challenge and want to develop your career, while helping us to achieve our vision, then we would be very happy to hear from you.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Peter Helliwell
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Laboratory Manager
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020 7405 9200 ext 5466
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