Senior Biomedical Scientist - RCYTLAB0014

  • Laboratory
  • Huntingdon, United Kingdom

Senior Biomedical Scientist - RCYTLAB0014

Job description

Cyted's mission is to revolutionise diagnostic methods to build a world where disease is prevented rather than treated. We focus on providing digital diagnostic infrastructure to drive the earlier detection of disease. Our technologies use artificial intelligence and novel biomarkers to unlock clinical insight and improve patient outcomes.

The Cyted group develops and deploys digital diagnostic services for research and clinical use. Our services are designed to dignify and empower, placing patients at the heart of our services. 

Cyted is seeking a Senior Biomedical Scientist (SBMS) to join our amazing team. The SBMS will play a crucial role managing a team of Biomedical Scientists (BMS) and Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLA) within our laboratory. The role holder will report to the Laboratory Manager. The SBMS will perform routine and specialist analytical testing on a range of biological samples and give test results to medical staff who use the information to diagnose and treat the patient's illness. The role holder will be responsible for processing patient samples in good time and will ensure that service standards for reporting results are achieved. The SBMS will be expected to prioritise their own workload and manage the workload of the BMSs and MLAs in their team as well as perform urgent analytical testing as required. They will also supervise, mentor and support staff in their team. The role holder will be expected to maintain the highest standards of laboratory practice in line with HCPC and ISO 15189 policies.



  • Undertake the technical work required for the clinical and research service.
  • Clinical specimen preparation and dissection (cut up) under guidelines laid down by The Royal College of Pathologists
  • Participate in an out of hours technical service for urgent biopsy specimens.
  • Specialist skills in one or more of Immunocytochemistry, Frozen Sectioning, Automated Histopathological procedures and Clinical Specimen preparation
  • Maintain key techniques and undertake the development of new techniques
  • Participate in all External Quality Assessment schemes
  • Entry of confidential patient data on LIMS and pathological reports and communication to Clinicians
  • Report potential stock/equipment shortages to Laboratory Manager.
  • Implement company policies and procedures in relation to confidentiality, health and safety, COSHH, infection control, and all local safety rules regarding fire, chemical, radioisotope and gene manipulation hazards.
  • Preparation of data for presentation to management.
  • Ensuring the laboratory meets the standards for the handling of clinical specimens in accordance with ISO 15189 2012.
  • Participate in preparing Standard Operating Procedures to comply with ISO 15189 2012 and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Ensure that the daily activities of the laboratory comply with the Human Tissue Act.
  • Ensure that appropriate quality control is carried out for all techniques undertaken, and that sensitive information is secure, accurate and correctly backed up.


  • Management of BMSs and MLAs in their team including annual appraisals and in-service training.

Continuing Professional Development

  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development required by the Health Care Professions Council.

Working pattern, location and salary:

The role is a full-time position with a standard 37.5 hour working week. The role holder may be required to work flexibly.

The Senior Biomedical Scientist will be based at our laboratory in Huntingdon. They may need to visit other company sites when and if required.

Salary in the range of £40,000 to £45,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.


  • 25 days holiday per holiday year, excluding public holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • A knowledgeable, high-achieving, experienced and fun team
  • The chance to be part of a growing start-up, the next leader in building integrated diagnostics by combining molecular biomarkers with digital solutions
  • Perks at work scheme
  • Free refreshments

Job requirements

Qualifications and background:

  • BSc or equivalent in a biological discipline
  • Registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • Practical experience working in a pathology laboratory
  • Team and staff management
  • Experience in cytological techniques (desirable)

      Knowledge, skills and abilities:

      • Laboratory bench skills
      • Ability to maintain good laboratory records
      • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and that of others.
      • Computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheet and database management
      • Knowledge of histopathology involving an understanding of relevant theory and/or principles of laboratory processes
      • Understanding of Health and Safety Regulations, human tissue governance and how to apply them in the laboratory environment
      • Excellent communication skills

          Please contact if you have any questions in relation to this role.