Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed Term - Ending 28 June 2019
Full time 37.5
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
29/04/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


1 Year fixed term contract to cover maternity leave

Biomedical Scientist (HCPC registered) (Band 6)


Experienced histology research technician (Band 5)

Neuropathology and Ocular Pathology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

37.5 hrs per week with no weekends/bank holiday

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend a year working within the highly specialised area of neuropathology. Ideally you will be a HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist with experience in cellular pathology, perhaps with some neuropathology background. Alternatively, you may be an experienced university research technician with microtomy and cyrotomy experience in a histology lab. We are looking for somebody who is highly reliable and able to work to tight deadlines, under pressure and have excellent references. You should be self-motivated and a good team worker. You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail. Good keyboard and IT skills are essential.

This is an opportunity to further your experience in diagnostic cellular pathology, and specifically in the specialty of neuropathology. You will be working with a supportive laboratory team in the West Wing of the John Radcliffe Hospital. The laboratory is part of the Neuroscience Directorate and prepares samples from the neurosurgical and ophthalmology theatres. It is also specialist neuromuscular centre and is currently setting up a skin biopsy service for intradermal nerve fibre density testing. The department works closely with the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurology and is the home of the Oxford Brain Bank.


Closing Date - 29-04-18

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

We recommend that you pop in for an informal visit the laboratory. Please contact Hannah Keyser on 01865 231537 or email hannah.keyser@orh.nhs.uk to arrange a time.

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