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Senior Healthcare Technical Officer

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Senior Healthcare Technical Officer

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is part of the NHS. Its purpose is to save and improve lives by collecting blood and tissues from donors and providing blood components, blood and tissue products for use in the treatments of patients. NHSBT also facilitate over 4,000 organ transplants every year.

The International Blood Group Reference Laboratory (IBGRL) sits within NHSBT. The Diagnostic Development (DD) section together with the Protein Development and Production Unit (PDPU) are part of the International Blood Group Reference Laboratory based at Filton. Both DD and PDPU are involved in a range of projects to develop and produce recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies for use as therapeutic, diagnostic, CE marked and research reagents. These reagents, related to red cells, platelet, granulocyte and HLA, are used within NHSBT and by external academic and commercial collaborators and customers worldwide.

We are looking to recruit a pro-active, enthusiastic and highly motivated SHTO to support scientific staff in the day to day running of the laboratory. You will be required to undertake precise repetitive manipulation of equipment and samples and carry out routine tasks on a regular basis. These will include washing up and sterilization of glass and plastic ware, cleaning of equipment, calibration of pipettes, monitoring and ordering of stock consumables and reagents, record keeping and reagent preparation. Temperature mapping of cryostores and laboratory maintenance duties including environmental and laboratory monitoring are also required. Monitoring of equipment service schedules and keeping up to date records are also required. You must ensure all routine tasks are completed within date according to the visual management boards. You will be required to assist with a range of scientific and technical activities with the support of the team.

This position demands great team working and organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to precisely follow written and verbal instructions. Good communication skills are essential. Experience of working to GMP or equivalent and having some cell culture/laboratory experience would be advantageous.

We offer a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and our extensive training and development opportunities are open to all.

Interviews will be held on Friday 11th November 2016.

For further information please contact:

Dr Rosey Mushens ( Email address removed )

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

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