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Bioscientist Lead


Bioscience Lead

Biomedical Scientist / Lead Bioscientist

Royal Leamington Spa

Competitive Salary


18 Month long term temp role

We are currently seeking highly skilled and experienced Bioscience Leads based in and around Leamington Spa to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

Bioscientist Leads are required to perform quality assurance and oversee lab teams conducting the end to end lab processes from sample receipt, through RNA extraction to delivery of PCR data.

This includes the ability to think critically and problem solve to ensure lab processes are carried out according to lab accreditation standards.

Bioscience Leads will be responsible for the effective identification and escalation of risks and issues.

In addition, you will manage the testing and introduction of new methodologies.

Key responsibilities will include the undertaking and processing of biomedical specimens by handling human biological samples and using a variety of PCR methods.

You will also be analysing and entering the results of your tests onto computer.

In order to be a Bioscientist Lead, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:


  • HCPC Registered to practise as a Biomedical Scientist (Desirable)
  • Biomedical Science degree 
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development


  • Experience of training and supervising staff in a laboratory setting
  • Extensive experience in using a variety of PCR methods
  • Using end-point PCR methods
  • RNA extraction studies
  • Working with pathology IT (Desirable)
  • Viral RNA testing using real-time (RT) PCR methodology (Desirable)


  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Can work with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Services (Desirable)
  • Knowledge/Performance of Risk Assessments (Desirable)

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focussed on delivering the best possible outcome.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of a team who are delivering essential lab work, please email