Associate Principal Scientist

Bioscientist Leads are required to perform quality assurance and oversee lab teams conducting the end to end lab processes from sample receipt, through RNA extraction to delivery of PCR data. Thisincludes the ability to think critically and problem solve to ensure lab processes are carried out according to lab accreditation standards. Bioscientist leads will be responsible for the effective identification and escalation of risks and issues. Inaddition, Bioscientist leads are required to manage the testing and introduction of new methodologies, as well as working with Shift Supervisors, Quality Managers and Health and Safety Managers to ensure the highest lab standards. Bioscientists it is desirable that they are HCPC registered to be able to practise being a biomedical scientist and should not work outside their defined field of competence. This role requires the individual to be experienced in molecular biology methods. Key responsibilities will include the undertaking and processing of biomedical specimens by handling human biological samples and using a variety of PCR methods. They will also be analysing and entering the results of their tests onto the computer. Other responsibilities may also include being responsible for the supervision or training the less experienced staff in their area of competence. Essential requirements Education: Biomedical Science degree Evidence of Continual Professional Development Experience: Experience of training and supervising staff in a laboratory setting Extensive experience in using a variety of PCR methods Using end-point PCR methods RNA extraction studies Skills: Excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Can work with minimal supervision Attention to detail. Desirable HCPC Registered to practise as a Biomedical Scientist Experience: Working with pathology IT Viral RNA testing using real-time (RT) PCR methodology Skills Knowledge of Quality Management Services Knowledge/performance of Risk Assessments
Warwickshire, England, UK
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