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Senior Biomedical Scientist Cytogenetics

  • Job reference: BBBH3928
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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Our client is an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical centre specialising in the provision of care for women and children. Based in Qatar, our client will focus on world-class patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

We are recruiting for a Senior Biomedical Scientist Cytogenetics

Cavendish will be hosting interview days on behalf of our client. Upon enquiring, your dedicated consultant will brief you on the process, the organisation, Qatar and outline the next steps.

Job Summary:

The Senior Biomedical Scientist Cytogenetics assists in commissioning of the relevant sections. This involves commissioning of equipment, IT systems, recruitment, on-boarding and training of staff, preparing policies and procedures in accordance with CAP-ISO15189 and JCI. The Technologist II - Pathology Genetics is part of a team of clinical scientists and Medical technologists delivering high quality services in their specialty and has operational oversight of a team within the department. Responsibilities also include the analysis and checking of complex results and the preparation of clinical reports, monitoring of quality indicators and service development as appropriate. Provides professional support in the area of specialty to the Operations Manager - Pathology Genetics.

Key Role Accountabilities:

  • Actively participates in the technical and analytical work of the section, including analyzing and checking of complex results and the preparation of a wide range of clinical reports
  • Oversees the operations of a subsection within the Laboratory Genetics Division, responsible for the day to day running of this team
  • Actively supervises Technologist I staff within the section to ensure an efficient throughput of work
  • Leads by good example in order to motivate staff to create high quality work, interest and contribution
  • Assists the Operations Manager - Pathology Genetics in the implementation of management decisions affecting the sections
  • Liaises with the Operations Manager - Pathology Genetics on appropriateness of tests, results and additional testing as required
  • Monitors, records and reports back results, participating in discussion to rectify areas of concern if necessary
  • Maintains co-operation between the sections and between disciplines by regular communication with Technologists I and senior staff
  • In liaison with the Operations Manager - Pathology Genetics, ensures adequate stocks of reagents and consumables are available for the efficient running of the service
  • In liaison with the Operations Manager - Pathology Genetics, provides technical advice on, and assists in the selection / validation of new equipment
  • Takes responsibility for the maintenance and safe use of equipment within the section
  • Helps to ensure the provision of a high quality, cost-effective service with the emphasis on quality assurance in all aspects of the section supervised by monitoring and audit of internal quality control
  • Uses LIS to generate workload statistics and run queries. Assess quality of data according to defined criteria
  • Participates in the external quality assurance schemes that the department subscribes to
  • Carries out corrective action as advised when the quality control procedures fail
  • Assists in ensuring achievement of and maintaining CPA-ISO15189 standards in the section
  • Ensures policies and procedures for the sections are adhered to
  • Participates in the training (theoretical and practical) of technical staff in methodologies, principles and procedures by way of tutorials, presentations and seminars
  • Participates in research and development as directed by the Operations Manager - Pathology Genetics

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological science or other relevant program
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a North American Academic CAP accredited Institution or equivalent in the UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • Experience / understanding of LIS operations
  • Experience in validation of new equipment and services
  • Experience in team management
  • Specialty (ASCP), HCPC or ACC/CMGS certificate competence in Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Genetic Technology or equivalent in country of origin
  • Broad knowledge covering a range of cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic and molecular genetic techniques. Documented proof of competency will be required
  • Knowledge / understanding of ISO15189/CPA/CAP/ JCI standards and guidelines
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting meetings and making presentations

Benefits- Highly competitive package including a Tax free salary + benefits. Full details of the package will be discussed directly.

Please note the targeted start date for the position is dependent on the current timeline for the project. Likewise, the processing of licensing (if applicable)/ visas etc. also need to be considered. We will advise candidates specifically when we discuss the opportunity.

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