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Cell Therapy Advanced Specialist

  • Salary Type: Per Annum
  • Salary: £37,908

Description

NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) is an integral part of the NHS, collecting and processing 2 million blood donations a year. Our Healthcare Scientists provide crucial support to NHS Hospitals, processing, testing and issuing blood and its components and delivering diagnostic and therapeutic services relating to the transfusion of blood and stem cells, transplantation and tissue banking.

The Cellular and Molecular Therapies function of NHSBT comprises eight laboratories throughout the country, providing a range of life saving therapies for stem cell transplant patients and developing novel cell and gene therapies under MHRA licenses from four of these.

The development of new therapies is often undertaken in collaboration with external academic and commercial partners and we currently have an opportunity for a Cell Therapy Advanced Specialist to join us as part of an ongoing collaboration with University College London (UCL), who are developing new CAR-T cell therapies through clinical trial.

You will be working primarily within the UCL laboratory and also transfer the CAR-T technology into NHSBT laboratories e.g. in Bristol and Barnsley.

We seek a motivated team player with initiative and meticulous laboratory skills, who can also operate effectively within a regulated environment. In return you’ll benefit from an excellent pension, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, at the cutting edge of the emerging fields of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine.

You will be:

  • An experienced scientist with specialised laboratory knowledge, in particular experience in cell culture would be valuable.
  • Able to undertake complex testing and processing of cells for therapeutic clinical use using highly scientific equipment such as flow cytometers and cell selection protocols.
  • Be capable of ensuring cells and/or tissue products meet all specifications necessary for patient safety and therapeutic use according to internal and external quality requirements and operating within the boundaries of good manufacturing and laboratory practice.

This role will involve occasional travel, possibly with overnight stays and working in NHSBT laboratories as well as occasional evening and weekend working at UCL. This is a fixed term post until 31st March 2022.

This post will attract a 20% Inner London High Cost Area Supplement of £6,890 per annum.

For an informal discussion in relation to this role, please contact Sarah Evans via email at: [email protected]

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 26th July 2020, with interviews expected to take place virtually via Zoom or at UCL, date to be confirmed.

  • Salary: £37,908
  • Salary Type: Per Annum

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London, England, London, SE11, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  15144726
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  04/08/2020, 02:46
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