Permanent - Biomedical Scientist - Histology - Cambridgeshire

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Posted 10 January 2023
Salary £28000 - £41000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Biomedical Science JobsOther biomedical scientist roles
Contact NameLuke Killeen

Job description

Maxxima’s permanent team are recruiting for Histology Biomedical Scientist to work for a private laboratory based in Cambridgeshire, perfectly surrounded by Peterborough, Cambridge, and Northampton. This laboratory is 100% digital in their reporting, utilise AI and are passionate about internal R&D.

In this BMS position, you will play an important role within this Histology laboratory, providing a histopathology service, including specialist analytical testing on a range of biological samples. You will be responsible for processing patient samples in good time and reporting results. As BMS, you will be expected to prioritise your workload, work with the MLAs in your team and perform urgent analytical testing. Dissection skills are high valued in this role.

Location: Cambridgeshire
Employment Type: Permanent
Hours: 37.5, Full-time, Monday- Friday
Salary: £28,000 - £41'000

What’s in it for you?
  • 25 days holiday each year, plus public holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • £1,000 CPD budget
  • Medical insurance, including dental and optical cover
  • Life/critical illness cover
  • Social events, including Christmas and summer parties
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Sabbatical for 4 years of service
  • Relocation allowance, if applicable
On a typical day you will:

Use your histological knowledge and experience to perform a wide range of tasks including specimen dissection, embedding, microtomy, immunohistochemistry, special stains, and internal quality control. Use and maintain our state-of-the-art instruments to ensure our lab delivers accurate and rapid turnaround times, to deliver patient results sooner. Help train and develop our fantastic team in histology procedures. Work closely with your colleagues to ensure that we meet the high standards that are required when processing human tissue samples. No job is too small, you will work across the team to help, and unblock any backlogs in the lab and support other areas of the business where necessary in a dynamic environment.

Your responsibilities will include: 
Clinical specimen preparation and dissection, technical service participation for urgent biopsy specimens, paraffin embedding, microtomy, immunohistochemistry, special stains, internal quality control, proficiency in all laboratory instruments, routine maintenance, technical troubleshooting and training colleagues in histology procedures,.

What will you need to succeed in this role?
  • BSc or equivalent in a biological discipline
  • Registration with HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Practical experience in digital pathology
  • Ability to maintain good laboratory records and organise own workload
  • Computer literacy
Unlock your potential:

If you are resourceful, curious, outgoing and emphatic, and are looking for a new exciting challenge within a leading, digital private laboratory in the heart of East Anglia, - please apply today!

What are the next steps?
If the role sounds like the perfect fit for you, please apply now.

If you are interested in registering with us, would like to know more about this position or simply discuss any other opportunities we have, we would love to hear from you.

Feel free to contact Luke Nguyen-Killeen on 02033079010 or

We know you'll love working with us, and so would your friends. So why not introduce us and earn some extra money in the process?

The way it works is simple: if you introduce candidates who are not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £1,500. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

About Maxxima
The minute you register with us we make it about one thing: you. The first time we talk you'll realise we know your speciality inside out.

Our expert recruitment consultants are here to find you the very best opportunities and help you every step of the way in securing the greatest placement. We hold preferred or sole supplier status with many clients which means you'll have access to a range of opportunities that can't be found
anywhere else.

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