NIBSC Scientist - Haemostasis Batch Testing - £25,693 per annum + benefits

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We are seeking a scientist to join our Biotherapeutics Group at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control.

With circa 1300 staff based in two main locations and peripatetically across the UK and abroad, we enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices.


A centre of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a global leader in the characterisation, standardisation and control of biological medicines. NIBSC plays a major role in assuring the quality of biological medicines worldwide through the provision of biological reference materials, by testing products and carrying out research. Our expert scientists also provide advice on a routine basis and in response to emergencies.


Purpose of the role:

The Haemostasis Section of the Biotherapeutics Group at NIBSC is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of therapeutics for blood coagulation disorders through control laboratory testing, the provision of reference materials, associated research and expert advice.  Areas of interest include blood-derived and recombinant therapeutics for bleeding and thrombotic disorders.  

The post holder will be based in the Haemostasis Section with responsibility for laboratory testing and documentation relating to the control of therapeutics for disorders of blood coagulation and the development of associated reference materials.

Person requirements:


  • A biological science or biochemistry degree or equivalent providing a strong theoretical and practical background in protein science and analytical or equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

Skills & Experience:

  • Basic practical laboratory experience is required and previous work in the blood coagulation area could be an advantage. 
  •  Full training will be provided if required.

Applicants appointed to this role will be required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring check and animal rights connections check in addition the standard BPSS checks

For more information on this role please download the job description and person specification

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other questions please contact


Closing Date: 28/5/2017


Contract: 24 months Fixed Term-In



If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other question please contact


Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.


Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role score and then scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.


In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Rebecca Birs, Resourcing Manager,, in the first instance. 


If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commission at:


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