Research Scientist - Cellular Therapeutics
SNBTS National Centre

Job reference: 000089

Location: SNBTS National Centre

Job closing date: 26/03/2019

Job posted date: 12/03/2019

Salary: Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: RDI Cell Therapy (Sub-Dept)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s purpose is to support Scotland’s Health.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on health improvement and delivering world class patient care.

The core purpose of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.  In support of this, the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate is committed to a programme that will enhance the service provided to NHSScotland in both clinical and operational areas.  SNBTS undertakes research and development which is designed to support the strategic and operational priorities of the organisation, achieve high quality and impact and add value to broader NHS and Governmental objectives.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate as a Research Scientist in Cellular Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in various projects to develop and produce cellular therapeutics.

Educated to Honours Degree Level with relevant post graduate research experience you will be a researcher in the field of immunology, cellular biology or other relevant discipline. Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in cultivation, expansion and extensive characterization of a variety of cell types. Experience in the GMP translation and characterization of cells for therapeutic use is desirable.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact  Dr. Laura Bailey, Senior Research Scientist.

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 26th March 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the second week of April 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies


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