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Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

Main area
Electron Microscopy/Immunohistochemistry
Band 6
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
08/03/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Specialist Biomedical Scientist Band 6

The Cellular Pathology Department provides a diagnostic service for the City of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and provides tertiary services including Neuropathology, Electron Microscopy and Foetal Pathology for the larger population of South east Wales and beyond. The department has close integration with University services supporting a diverse range of research and clinical trials. The laboratory is accredited to UKAS ISO 15189:2012. The department is accredited by the HCPC to provide pre and post registration training.

We are looking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join our Specialist section within the Cellular Pathology Department based at the University Hospital of Wales.

The specialist section includes a busy Electron Microscopy service which supports Wales and other UK users, and an Immunocytochemistry service using several automated platforms supporting internal and external users including the All Wales Lymphoma Panel and South West Wales Sarcoma Service.

This post will be primarily based within Electron Microscopy, developing skills in diagnostic reporting across tissue types and mineral fibres, however flexibility to rotate within the section may be required.

An accredited Biomedical Sciences degree and HCPC registration is essential along with sufficient post registration laboratory experience. Proven experience of Electron Microscopy and Immunocytochemistry is highly desirable, however full training will be provided within these areas.

Candidates who have yet to complete the Specialist Portfolio in Cellular Pathology would, if successful at interview, be employed at Band 5 until completion of the portfolio. Understanding of Cellular Pathology services, audit and delivery against quality management systems would be desirable, above all we are searching for someone who shares our values:

  • Kindness and caring
  • Respectful
  • Trust and integrity
  • Personal responsibility

Support will be provided to individuals to further develop skills and knowledge of the appropriate sections of the laboratory. In return we expect a commitment to deliver against high standards within our Quality Management System.

Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients.

If you are interested in joining a highly motivated team that strives to deliver patient focused high quality services and offers an excellent learning environment, we would like to hear from you.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date:  8th March 2021

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Dobson-Maharg,  Specialist Services Section Lead Biomedical Scientist. Tel: 02920 742216