Senior Grade Medical Scientist- Biochemistry

Blackrock Clinic
Employment Type
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Role: Senior Grade Medical Scientist- Biochemistry

Blackrock Clinic Dublin

Full Time (35 hours) permanent position available

A Senior Grade Medical Scientist position has arisen in the Biochemistry Department of Blackrock Clinic. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic scientist to join our team.

The large, busy laboratory supports Irelands leading and longest established private hospital. Blackrock Clinic has an unparalleled reputation for ground breaking diagnostics and high tech cardiac/ cardiothoracic and robotic surgical procedures. The hospital is at the forefront of critical care with a new 12 bed ICU and Emergency Department. Other specialties include Orthopaedics, Spinal, Oncology, General Medical and Surgical, ENT, Ophthalmic, Gynaecology, Urology and Plastic surgery.

The pathology department was one of the first in Ireland to be accredited by CPA in 2007 and is now fully accredited to ISO 15189. The biochemistry department has been awarded flexible scope for INAB.

Benefits of working in Blackrock Clinic:

The laboratory is extremely supportive of continual professional development (both academically and financially), including MSc courses.

The appointment will be made on the Senior Medical Scientist scale at a point in line with Government pay policy and dependant on qualification and experience.

We operate a multidisciplinary ‘out of hours’ service.

On-site Car Parking available

Pension – Defined Contribution pension scheme

Flexibility – we are flexible and like to promote a good work life balance

Permanent health insurance – we offer income protection insurance to all eligible staff

Discounted medical tests for staff

Employee Welfare – we work closely with our Occupational Health advisors to encourage healthy lifestyle

Sports and Social Club – we have a sports and social club available to all employees which arranges nights out at the Theatre, Social nights at Concerts, Horseracing, Golf and social nights in the Pub. Covid restrictions currently being observed.

Tax saver travel tickets – we offer tax saver bus and train tickets

Bike to work scheme – we participate in the Bike to Work scheme

Full Restaurant – we have an onsite restaurant which has meals for staff at heavily discounted rates

Background/ Experience:

Be registered on the Medical Scientists Register maintained by the Medical Scientists Registration Board at CORU.


Hold a Level 9 post graduate qualification or equivalent qualification at minimum Level 9 validated by the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine. Consideration will be given to people currently enrolled in an MSc who are not yet qualified


Possess four years clinical experience as a medical scientist in a clinical diagnostic laboratory since qualifying as a medical scientist.


Demonstrate evidence of Continuous Professional Development.


Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and management ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.