Senior Healthcare Scientist | Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Posting date: 22 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £38,890 - £44,503 p.a. pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 May 2021
Location: Cambridge, CB2 0QQ
Company: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3078611/180-B-210524

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Biomedical or Clinical Scientist to join a busy and progressive accredited laboratory. The Cambridge Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CCTL) is a regional lab delivering cellular therapies, including providing analysis, processing, cryopreservation and storage of cells for therapeutic use. It is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the largest biomedical research campus in Europe; home to two NHS flagship trusts, multiple world-class research institutes, the University Medical School and a thriving biopharma ecosystem. The lab will shortly expand to a new purpose built facility within the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre providing 4 state of the art cleanrooms and capability to manage Class 1 and Class 2 GMOs. CCTL is becoming increasingly involved in Immune Effector Cell / AT(I)MP cell handling, and facilitates the provision of CAR-T cells for a range of indications.

You will assist with the routine stem cell transplantation service under the supervision of the Production Manager. HCPC registration is essential for this role. Experience in compliance with regulatory bodies relating to tissue or cells for human use (HTA, MHRA, JACIE) is necessary. Experience of working within a Quality Management System is required and you will aid the reporting, investigation and CAPA execution of Quality Events. You will supervise staff members in a leadership role, assist the CAR T service and participate in the provision of other novel immunotherapies as they develop. Theoretical and practical knowledge of all aspects of stem cell processing is required. A background in Cell Therapy, Haematology with Transfusion, Immunology or Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics would be advantageous. You will occasionally be required to work on human blood and tissues in a GMP clean room environment and assist in the management of the Liquid Nitrogen facility.

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

This advert closes on Sunday 9 May 2021

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