Medical Laboratory Assistant - 2 posts - Edinburgh
SNBTS National Centre

Job reference: 000150

Location: SNBTS National Centre

Job closing date: 02/04/2019

Job posted date: 19/03/2019

Salary: Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: SNBTS Tissues & Cells (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 (TCAT) Directorate is committed to a programme that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland 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 as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. The successful candidates will have responsibility for daily housekeeping activities required for the effective operation of the SNBTS manufacturing facilities, assist in processing activities and the frequent transport of consumables, samples and products between JCC, SCRM and various other hospitals within the central belt.

With an interest in biomedical science and ideally with experience in a laboratory environment you will be expected to follow standard operating procedures in a consistent manner, employing a range of skills required for GMP processing procedures.  Experience in a GMP environment would be advantageous.

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 Gareth Walker, TCAT Manufacturing Manager at (0131 314 5653).

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd 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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