Head of Biochemistry

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United Kingdom,--Leeds,Leeds,

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biochemistry, veterinary, laboratory, analyser, blood samples, UKAS, QC, pathology, GLP, GMP

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13 Jun, 2017

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Head of Department - Biochemistry

Head of Department with veterinary laboratory experience for a leading commercial veterinary diagnostic laboratory in West Yorkshire

Your new company is a well-established and reputable commercial veterinary laboratory with 6 laboratory sites across England. The first UK commercial veterinary laboratory to achieve ISO 17025 UKAS accreditation, they provide over 1200 test options across the full range of clinical pathology fields. Due to business growth, they are now seeking an experienced Head of Department for their biochemistry laboratory, ideally from a veterinary pathology discipline.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the management of the biochemistry department within your new company's UKAS-accredited commercial diagnostic laboratory. Reporting directly to the Laboratory Manager, you will lead and mentor a team of 3 laboratory scientists, managing their workload and providing guidance and support. You will be responsible for but not limited to:

* Overseeing the running of the biochemistry laboratory
* Troubleshooting and problem-solving technical issues
* Training your team of scientists on technical skills
* Managing QC sample testing programmes and reporting data in line with EQA schemes
* Organising the maintenance of laboratory equipment
* Liaising and communicating with veterinary pathologists and other laboratory departments

Requirements for the Role:

* You will be educated to degree level in a scientific degree or equivalent
* You will be eligible to work in the U.K.
* You will have a strong background in working within a GMP or UKAS accredited laboratory environment with GLP, with a minimum of 5 years' relevant experience in the veterinary pathology field
* Leadership and people management experience
* A track record of troubleshooting and analytical skills

You will have excellent organisation, analytical, technical and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. You will have the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with a hierarchy of scientists and senior management.

This is an excellent opportunity for personal development and to progress your professional career, in a growing commercial business which invests in training and offers a supportive and friendly working environment. You will be rewarded with a considerable salary and benefits package.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove that they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Search Scientific, part of Search Consultancy is an Employment Business/Agency.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

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Campbell House,215 West Campbell Street


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