Specialist Biomedical Scientist [Digital Pathology] (XR06) – Medical Directorate – St. James'

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


Fixed Term end date 31st Mar 2023


Band 6

Part time and Secondment considered

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 Operations Manager and Deployment team to support the delivery of digital pathology into clinical practice at trusts across the country and will also form a key role in development of Quality Assurance and research projects within Digital Health – Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence.

The post-holder will have a in depth knowledge of Digital Pathology with extensive demonstrable experience of consistent delivery of a range of research projects and budgets and be able 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.

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 Mar 2023 with an opportunity to extend (subject to funding).

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

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with & 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 & provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff & are committed to equal opportunities & welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants & to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely.

You may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the check on your behalf & 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 & 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 3 full years & include valid work email addresses. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment.

Please note that a car parking permit or space is not guaranteed.

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

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


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