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MTO2 (Medical Technical Officer Grade 2)

Band 5

Main area
Laboratory Measurement Scientist
Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
22/03/2021 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.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


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


This is an exciting opportunity for a laboratory measurement scientist with experience in mass spectrometry and spectrophotometric techniques to join Weqas, an internationally recognised and respected External Quality Assessment (EQA) provider. Weqas is also an ISO 17025 & ISO 15195 Reference Measurement Laboratory for Medical Laboratories and manufacturer of bespoke control material.

The measurement scientist will have experience in a range of measurement techniques and the post holder will be involved in all aspects of the day to day operation of the Reference Measurement Laboratory using equipment such as Mass Spectrometers and Spectrophotometers. The laboratory provides a Reference Measurement Service using Gold Standard methodology. The role of the Reference Laboratory is to research and develop reference measurement methods in order to give stated, traceable, measurement results, aiding in global harmonisation of laboratory medicine results.

To succeed in the post you will also need excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively on your own and as part of a team. NHS experience is not essential.

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

Closing date: 22nd  March 2021

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

David Ducroq - Deputy Director

02920 748355