Lead Biomedical Scientist [Digital Pathology] (XR07) – Medical Directorate – St. James'

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National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) Lead Biomedical Scientist (Digital Pathology)

Fixed Term end date 31st Jan 2023

Band 7

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been at the forefront of Digital Pathology research and innovation for over 15 years. A £50m initiative from Office for Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has led to the scale-up of the programme to the National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC). NPIC builds on that advanced starting position, uniting a consortium of academic, clinical and industry partners with a common vision – to create a world-leading centre for digital pathology and artificial intelligence (AI) on which a UK industrial sector can grow and thrive.

The post holder will work closely with the NPIC Research and Deployment Managers and wider team to support the delivery of the programme and related projects within Digital Health – Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence growing research portfolio of work, as well as support the deployment of digital pathology across NPIC partner sites. You will be an enthusiastic person, keen to build relationships with organisations across the NHS, industry and universities to build the portfolio of work. You will be willing to work flexibly with a wide range of stakeholders in a challenging operational environment. You must have exceptionally strong attention to detail and a willingness to work around the needs of the team and organisation. You will be working on cutting-edge, innovative developments that will deliver real change for staff and patients.

The post-holder will be self-motivated, tenacious individual, with extensive demonstrable experience of consistent delivery of a range of research projects and budgets. You will have the ability to work without supervision to tight deadlines. You will be a team player with a ‘can do attitude’, helping to deliver the programme.

The post-holder will support digital pathology deployment activities across the NPIC partner Trusts, WYATT in the first instance, but supporting national networks as required. Responsibilities include supporting all staff in NPIC partner institutions at each stage of their adoption of end-to-end digital pathology workflows, being a hands on expert to answer questions ranging from scanner installation processes and readiness, validation requirements and PACS integration. Training and support from the NPIC team in these areas will be provided, however, experience with digital pathology adoption would be a distinct advantage. The post-holder will also be a key member of the research team. Under the direction of the Research Operations Manager, they will contribute to the generation of digital pathology data for NPIC stakeholders, they will support the delivery of exemplar projects and future novel AI research through activities such as QA/QC validation, specialist equipment validation, liaising with clinical teams, cohort generation and provision, as well as being a point of contact for multiple work streams and external partners.

In return you can expect a supportive and engaged management team who will enable you to broaden your experience and develop a wide range of skills. We are proud to have and maintain mutually supportive working relationships within the team and an excellent reputation across the Trust for consistent delivery of objectives.

The post is until 31st Jan 2023 with an opportunity to extend (subject to funding).

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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