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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Haematology/Blood Transfusion

35392.00 - 42618.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Biomedical Science
Contract Type

Job Title: Specialist Biomedical Scientist Haematology and Blood Transfusion

Location: Basildon

Salary: 35,392 – 42,618 + Joining Bonus of 5,000 and 1,500 wellbeing allowance

Job Type: Full–time, Permanent

SYNLAB is Europe's leading provider of laboratory diagnostic services. Our mission is to provide advanced services in every diagnostic category for the benefit of you and your health.

About the Role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Haematology and Transfusion to join our Blood Sciences team.

Pathology First operates over three sites using a hub and spoke model. Our hub site offers a high throughput service for our non–urgent community work, and specialist testing comprising factor assays, haemoglobinopathy screening and flow cytometry. Our two hospital laboratories at Southend and Basildon provide urgent testing for acute admissions and inpatients with a full hospital transfusion service, this includes serving the cardiothoracic centre at Basildon, and a substantial oncology and haemato–oncology workload.

This role will involve rotating across the haematology and transfusion sections and across sites. Our laboratories receive approximately 1.2M FBC and coagulation samples and 100K transfusion samples per year. The Southend site boasts a biomedical scientist–led anticoagulant clinic. The department is equipped with Werfen ACL–TOPs, Beckman Coulter DXHs, Ortho Visions and Bio–Rad D100s. The main IT platform for all sites is Clinisys WinPath Enterprise.

About you:

You will need to be flexible to fit in with our multi–site, around the clock shift pattern (unsocial shifts attract additional payments). The environment is fast–paced offering a one–hour turnaround time to acute users, two hours for inpatients and four hours for community requests.

You will require specialised knowledge and experience of laboratory techniques, analyser platforms and associated equipment. As a specialist you will independently report blood films and identify atypical blood group antibodies.

You will have a role in the training of less experienced employees, and you will be involved in quality management including auditing and document review.

You will need to be conversant with the main laboratory information management system and middle–ware applications. We will consider sponsoring suitable employees on a relevant MSc course.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • HCPC registered as a Biomedical Scientist
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma in Haematology with Hospital Transfusion Practice, or in Haematology only with separate BBTS certificate, or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • At least 2 years relevant experience post HPC registration as a BMS with on–going specialist training
  • Able to work across three sites as required, including hospitals which operate 24–hours
  • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy, numeracy, interpretive skills, and good problem–solving skills
  • Able to demonstrate a good knowledge and experience of industry standard laboratory information management systems
  • Specialist knowledge of Haematology and Transfusion techniques and practices


At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well–being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally.

That's why we're thrilled to offer an exhilarating rewards package, including our incredible Wellbeing Allowance worth up to 1500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 – 6 roles.

Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment.

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Biomedical Scientist, Biomedical Technician, Biochemist, HCPC Registered Specialist, Biomedical Laboratory Specialist, Microbiologist, BMS, Haematology and Haematology Biomedical Scientist may also be considered for this role.

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