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Ref: 50747762

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing date: 15.06.2017

The Belfast Health & Social Care Trust (BHSCT) Regional Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (H&I) Laboratory provides a diagnostic and advisory service to medical and other healthcare professionals in support of solid organ, haematopoietic stem cell transplant programmes and disease diagnostic programmes for the population of Northern Ireland.

The laboratory is located on the Belfast City Hospital site within the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion building. The H&I team comprises Clinical Scientists, Biomedical Scientists, Lab Aides and administrative staff. The laboratory is well resourced with up-to-date equipment for HLA typing, antibody profiling and crossmatching.

The laboratory plays a critical role in supporting living and deceased donor renal transplantation programmes. There are consistently over 100 transplants performed annually. In the last five years the number of living donor transplants performed in the Belfast Transplant Centre has increased significantly, and with 79 living donors in 2016/17 this is the third largest living donor transplant programme in the UK. There is a pro-active approach to transplanting highly sensitized individuals with close collaboration with the clinical transplant team. The success of this approach is evident in that Belfast is the only UK centre that has nobody on the active list waiting over 7 years for transplantation.

Non renal services include haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, transfusion related services and genetic association testing. A service level agreement exists with the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service, in which the laboratory provides a HLA molecular typing service for volunteers associated with the British Bone Marrow donor registry.

We are seeking a Deputy Head of H&I, band 8C who will work alongside the Head for H&I to provide a comprehensive H&I service to medical and other healthcare professionals across Northern Ireland. The laboratory is currently CPA accredited and transitioning to UKAS ISO 15189.

The successful applicant will be responsible for liaising with clinical staff and providing clinical advice and will be expected to participate in the Clinical H&I on-call rota for the deceased donor renal transplant programmes. It is anticipated he/she will also play a key role in the development of the service.

Applications are invited from HCPC registered (or eligible to register) as a clinical / biomedical scientist with EITHER (i) the first written examination of FRCPath in H&I, with an expectation of completing part 2 of FRCPath in H&I within 2 years from date of interview OR (ii) a higher (postgraduate) degree in a field relevant to H&I.

For informal enquiries please contact Elaine Boyle (H&I Lab manager on (+44) 028 950 44529 or email: There will also be an opportunity to liaise with the Interim Clinical Lead upon request.

Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning 24th July 2017. The post will be available with immediate effect following receipt of relevant checks e.g. references, NI access, etc.

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We’re Anthony Nolan and we save the lives of people with blood cancer who need a stem cell transplant. We’re unique. Thanks to the incredible donors on our register, our pioneering research and our passionate fundraisers, we give the chance of life to three people a day. But we won’t stop there. We want to be there for everyone who needs a transplant; from finding a match, through every step of a patient’s transplant journey. And together we can reach the remarkable day when we can save the lives of everyone with blood cancer. And now we want you to join our lifesaving team. We are looking for a Clinical Scientist to join our Histocompatibility Laboratories. Our Laboratory supports four of the UK’s largest HSCT programmes, works in partnership with the Royal Free Hospital facilitating their renal transplant programme and collaborates with the Anthony Nolan Research Institute on various research projects.

As a Clinical Scientist you will be responsible for all aspects of histocompatibility testing including our ground breaking Third Generation Sequencing platform utilising SMRT sequencing. Working both individually and as part of a dynamic team, you will be responsible for the interpretation and reporting of test results to meet the needs of our clinical users and actively take part in troubleshooting and service improvements. Participation in the out of hours on call rota is encouraged but not compulsory.

Excited ? Join us and help us innovate and stay curious.

You should have relevant post-graduate experience, have completed the BSHI Diploma or equivalent and obtained HCPC registration. Applicants who have completed the BSHI Diploma or equivalent and are working towards the HCPC registration will also be considered.

You will work 35 hours a week but occasional weekend work may be required.

Anthony Nolan is an equal opportunities & living wage accredited employer

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to work in the UK.

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Afbeeldingsresultaat voor thermo fisher
Europe Commercial Manager Transplant Diagnostics

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Belgium - Remote
Denmark - Remote / Field
Germany - Remote / Field
Turkey - Remote
United Kingdom - Remote / Field

Job Description:
For our Transplant Diagnostics Division we are looking for an Europe Commercial Manager Transplant Diagnostics.

The role is home office based within Europe

Main activities:
Sales activities include working directly with end users and channel partners across Europe to prospect and close new laboratory and health system business, maintain and grow existing laboratory accounts, and see that channel partner logistics and support are in place in specified markets to facilitate efficient and effective pull-through.

Additionally, it is expected that this position will work with other commercial departments to support technical and sales inquiries, tradeshows, technical training workshops, clinical workshops, transplant symposiums, and overall business development for Transplant Diagnostics (TDX). Furthermore, this position will assist to collect, analyze, and research scientific publications in transplantation to identify new and essential educational opportunities in the region.

It is expected that this position will manage, develop, and maintain good and productive relationships with members of the HLA and Transplantation Community including the global trade societies. Through planned activities and relationships within the trade, this position will be responsible for building and keeping a positive image of the business to the European global transplant community.


This position partners with the other managers within the TDX team to define and implement the vision for the department, works with the staff to develop and implement new channel partners, support initiatives, and ensure policies and procedures are followed. The position reports directly to the Senior Manager of International Sales. This position encompasses the management of finances; i.e., budgeting, staff human resources issues, regulatory market needs, strategic planning and overall fiscal performance of the European region.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Formulate and guide the implementation of short and long term commercial strategies to ensure achievement of the company’s business objectives in Europe.
- In support of these strategies, develop the necessary go-to-market initiatives and tactics. These may include, but are not limited to: channel partner management, key account management, and vertical market development. 
- Meet and/or exceed annual growth targets.
- Travel is frequent, at approximately 50% of total time.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key European customers and channel partners.
- Establish and lead an effective on-going sales leadership process engaging all sales (commercial and technical) and channel partner leaders responsible for Europe.
- Work collaboratively with all Thermo Fisher Scientific divisions, to leverage a total Thermo Fisher Scientific experience.
- A working clinical knowledge of Transplant Diagnostics products and HLA-related fields.


- A four year college degree in Biological Sciences, preferably Molecular Biology or Molecular Diagnostics and proven expertise in an HLA laboratory
- Familiar with the general concepts, practices and procedures inherent in the field of Histocompatibility and Transplantation required.
- Advanced training or certification in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics testing is desirable, Certified Histocompatibility Specialist, CHS, American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) or EFI, preferred.
- Strong leadership skills - a self-directed, results-oriented individual possessing a balance of business and life science acumen, people, leadership and problem-solving skills.
- Possess strong listening and interpersonal skills, and effective oral and written presentation communication skills.
- Fluent written and verbal skills in English.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide commercial and technical support through regional visits to channel partners and accounts in an assigned region.
- Trip follow-up to include written reports, researching customer inquiries, sending product samples, and generating quotes as necessary.
- Attend symposiums and seminars. Disseminate and collect market data in region from customers and channel partners.
- Strengthen brand identity by facilitating in-country workshops, demonstrations, and learning sessions across product lines.
- Formulate and guide the implementation of short and long term commercial strategies to ensure achievement of business objectives.
- Support International Sales with commercial support activities to all channel partners and customers (quarterly distributor reports (sales, marketing prospects, use of products, customer lists, customer needs, and competitor activities) and distributor strategy, pricing strategy, end user pricing, market-share analysis)).
- Manage, review, analyze, and report the performance of the European region on a monthly basis, including targeted goals, productivity, and initiatives.
- Develop fiscal year annual operating budget for submission to the department of International Sales. Measure performance monthly and develop/implement performance improvement plans as needed.
- Participate in strategic planning and program planning for the region.
- Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures within the International Sales Department.

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