Senior Scientist (COVID LAMP Lab)

Posted 16 November 2020
Salary£22 - £25 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineBiomedical Science Jobs, Biomedical scientist

Job description

Maxxima are currently looking for a Senior Scientist to work in a COVID Lamp Lab in Leeds.

Indicative role summary for Senior scientist (COVID LAMP Lab)
Anticipated matching with experienced PGR , Technical staff, Research Assistants and Postdocs

Job Summary:

As an experienced biomedical lab worker you will be fully competent in many biomedical laboratory procedures and equipment. Normally working as part of a team, you will be expected to perform a wide range of specialist technical investigations. At other times you may be required to work alone and independently. You will have the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute towards the successful running of the testing lab. You will be expected to apply professional judgements and specialist skills to technically complex and sometimes difficult challenges. Within the team you may be required to organize the tasks of others. You will be required to communicate complex information to others in the team. You may be required to attend lab meetings and provide reports/updates
The post holder will assist in the day to day running of the laboratory and the running of testing equipment, including where necessary any pre- or post- test sample process. You will report into the senior lab manager / advanced biomedical scientist.
 In order to carry out the job sufficiently and effectively you will have degree in biomedical sciences, or other equivalent qualification/experience. You will have developed a range of competencies and specialist knowledge in all aspects of either a routine or research laboratory. You will also have relevant computer skills and use of various databases that may be essential to carry out the work.
Your duties may include the following:
To support the testing laboratory with the following functions:
  • to be an integral member of a team providing a a high quality laboratory service.
  • to work independently when and as required, for instance when providing urgent results
  • to work with precision and follow accurately the documented laboratory standard operating procedures
  • to work at pace whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail and high levels of accuracy in order to achieve any required turnaround time
  • to operate, maintain and troubleshoot highly complex laboratory equipment safely and efficiently
  • Perform a wide range of complex technical procedures. These will include the safe and effective use of complex laboratory equipment. Your level of knowledge and understanding of these procedures will be consistent with that to allow you to recognise system failures and errors. You will understand the need to report adverse events in the event of such errors and failures using appropriate policies.
  • Participate in the maintenance of a safe working environment. This will include an awareness of the hazards associated with your work. In addition you will be made aware of any suitable actions to take in the event of breaches in health and safety. Such hazards include fire, manual handling, breaches of security, controlled and uncontrolled exposure to chemical and biological materials.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality. You will recognise the absolute requirement to protect sensitive information that is related to patient care.
  • Observe the requirements of policies relating to service provision, for example sample labelling and adverse event reporting.
  • To perform appropriate technical laboratory procedures and tasks that are consistent with the job holders levels of knowledge, skills and experience. To remain competent in all sections of the department and to perform tasks accurately and in accordance with departmental standard operating procedures.
  • To enter, manage, retrieve, interpret, validate and authorise results and complex patient information using the laboratory computer system. To communicate accurately sensitive and / or highly complex information to users of the service in an appropriate manner
  • to plan and prioritise the designated workload within a laboratory section and assist in the organization of tasks undertaken by other scientists and support workers
  • To provide leadership and contribute to general departmental management, for instance, by producing rotas, assisting in the ordering, receipt and control of consumables, HR responsibilities including line management
  • To deputise for more senior staff where appropriate
  • to contribute actively towards the improvement of service quality by participation in relevant discussions with other team members including staff and departmental meetings
  • Participate actively in departmental internal and external quality assurance schemes. Your level of knowledge and understanding will allow you to recognise when expected levels of quality have not been met.
  • To assist in the training of laboratory support staff and more junior biomedical scientists.
  • Any other duties commensurate with grade following discussion with line manager
This is not an exhaustive list of roles and responsibilities, and these may be subject to change

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