Production Scientist - Edinburgh
SNBTS National Centre

Job reference: 000191

Location: SNBTS National Centre

Job closing date: 05/04/2019

Job posted date: 22/03/2019

Salary: Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Cell Therapy Edinburgh (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 TCAT Directorate as a Production Scientist. The successful candidate for this new post will be directly involved in the GMP production of a range of tissues, cells and advanced therapeutics at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine and/or the Jack Copland Centre in Edinburgh.  The successful candidate must be educated to honours degree level. In addition, the post holder must have demonstrable experience resulting in specialist knowledge of a range of procedures and processes in the GMP manufacture of tissue and/or cellular therapy products.

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 Mark Barnett, Production Manager at or 0131 314 5656.

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Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 2019

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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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