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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Virology

Employer: Viapath
Location: Kings College Hospital
Salary: Up to £42,100 DOE
Type: Permanent
Expires: 25 Oct 2017

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with a unique profile of strong local services and a focused set of specialist services. King’s has a Foetal Medicine Unit, Liver Transplant Unit and a large Obstetric department, is South East England’s largest Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and is one of four designated Major Trauma Centre’s in London. We are also IBMS approved for pre-registration training in Virology and Microbiology.

An exciting opportunity for an experienced HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist specializing in Virology has now arisen in the Specialist Virology Laboratory. Applications are invited from HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists who have completed / or are in the process of completing their IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Virology, or who possess an equivalent qualification and can demonstrate a broad level of Virology practical experience in a clinical diagnostic Virology Department .Previous experience in molecular virology would be an advantage. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in the out of hours service currently operated by the department, after suitable training.

The Virology department consists of two Consultant Virologists, two Registrars, and a Principal Clinical Scientist and a team of other Healthcare Scientists, supported by a Health & Safety Manager, a Quality Manager and Administrative & Clerical team. The team manages a workload of about 150,000 samples of increasing complexity and requiring sophisticated laboratory processing and interpretation. The routine diagnostic work includes general serology, hepatitis and retrovirus serology, and an extensive repertoire of molecular based tests which include both qualitative and quantitative assays as well as antiretroviral resistance testing using automated sequence analysis, employing a range of different platforms and technologies underpinned by our Service Development research. General microbiology serological tests which are sent to the combined department are carried out in virology. In addition, all Chlamydia trachomatis and N gonorrhea tests are carried out by APTIMA (TMA) technology on genital swab / urine samples using the Hologic Panther system. Virology receives specimens from a number of external microbiology laboratories for investigation.

This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual to work as part of a dedicated and friendly team. Informal Laboratory visits are recommended

Interviews will be held October 25, 2017

For further details / informal visits contact:
To arrange please contact Ralph Henderson Operations Manager Specialist Virology at

Contact: Ralph Henderson

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