Vacancies and Training

This section is intended as a resource for members seeking or promoting employment, training and/or professional development in the field of toxicology.
If you would like to submit a vacancy, or any item that would be of interest to the Group, please e-mail the advertisement or web link to along with a brief summary of the position and candidate specification.
Please consult the advertisements below for appropriate format. All posts are subject to the discretion of the LTG Executive committee.


Analytical Toxicologist/Chemist (SD Band 5/EO)

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated scientist to join the Health Capability Group (HCG) at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

This excellent opportunity will be based at our Science & Research Centre in Buxton, Derbyshire. The Centre is an internationally renowned scientific facility for health and safety, employing scientific, medical and technical specialists in a purpose-built laboratory at our 550-acre site.

We are looking for an analytical toxicologist or analytical chemist with the necessary skills to contribute to our biological monitoring team. The team undertake a significant amount of analytical service work, analysing human biological samples (mostly urine but also blood, breath and other matrices) for biomarkers of chemical exposure. In addition, you will have the opportunity to contribute to research projects for both HSE and commercial customers; you will need to design, plan and deliver research efficiently and with scientific rigour. You will need to be able to work flexibly within a small, hard-working team, making best use of instrument resources and delivering to defined turnaround times.

There may be occasions when you will be expected to travel for site visits and meetings, as well as the opportunity for attendance at scientific conferences.

If you wish to apply for this role please use the link below.


Operations Lead Band 8a AfC Equivalent

  • Main area: Integrated Toxicology
  • Grade: Band 8a AfC Equivalent
  • Contract: 18 months (18 Months Fixed term contract)
  • Hours: Full time: 37.5 hours per week
  • Job ref: J206-VIA3153
  • Site: King’s College Hospital
  • Town: London
  • Salary: up to £57,500 Depending on Experience
  • Closing: 01/03/2021 23:59

The place to work in pathology

We are looking for top talent to join the UK’s leading and fastest growing pathology company – a scientific organisation with a clinical purpose.

Working in partnership with our service partners, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College Hospital and Princess Royal University Hospital we aim to set the standard for the future of pathology.

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This 18 month Operational Lead post (band 8a AfC equivalent) is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Biomedical or Healthcare Scientist to further develop their specialist knowledge and skills.

You will be joining a team comprising of Biomedical and Clinical Scientists that deliver a Toxicology service that is essential to patient management and treatment. The post involves managing the service delivery of our Integrated Toxicology Department (Trace Elements and Toxicology Laboratories) and delivering a progressive strategy of process change development within the sections.

The laboratories use the latest immunoassay and mass spectrometry techniques (LCMS/MS, LC-HRMS, ICP-MS) to analyse biological samples for Drugs of Abuse, Antipsychotic / Anti-Seizure Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and a wide variety of Trace Elements.

The Integrated Toxicology Department is fully accredited against ISO 15189 standards.

Applicants must have previous relevant laboratory experience and have HCPC registration or experience of working in a similar laboratory environment.

Interviews will be held on: March 12, 2021

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Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. All applicants are welcome to apply regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

Our Bank workers enjoy competitive market rates and flexible contract assignments across all of our sites, dependant on your availability and location.

For our Permanent workforce we offer a competitive benefits package. As well as offering competitive salaries, all employees are also entitled to:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Performance related pay
  • Annual incentive plan for all employees
  • Ground breaking development opportunities

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Please apply for this post on-line. If you have problems with using the online process, or need any assistance, please email

Your e-mail address is important to us. We communicate to all job applicants via the e-mail address which has been provided on the application form. Please ensure that you check your e-mail on a regular basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

Thank you for your interest in Viapath.

Applicant requirements

  • You must have appropriate UK professional registration
  • The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

Job Description & Person Specification (PDF, 203.6KB)

Further details / informal visits contact

Colin Stone
Service Delivery Manager

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