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Principal Biochemist

Vacancy Details

Job Type: Clinical Support
Vacancy Group: St. Vincent's University Hospital
Category: Allied Health & Social Care
Closing Date: 04/16/2023
Reference: HR23E168


Applications are invited for the permanent and temporary positions of Principal Biochemist  in St. Vincent's University Hospital.

Overview: Within the Ireland East Hospital grouping, the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) laboratories; St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH), St Vincent’s Private Hospital (SVPH) and St Michael’s Hospital (SMH), operate a hub and spoke model with the hub laboratory in SVUH. 

The Department of Clinical Chemistry in SVUH is a busy, dynamic and modern service, providing routine and emergency support 24/7 to ED, ICU, liver & pancreas transplant teams, amongst others. The lab generates more than 8 million results per year and offers over 100 different assays. One or more Consultant Chemical Pathologists are available at all times for consultation.
The laboratory has recently completed a major upgrade to a state-of-the-art, fully tracked and automated Roche Diagnostics Cobas system. Within the Department there are a number of specialist areas, including a newly upgraded Protein Electrophoresis Unit, a genetic testing service for Hereditary Haemochromatosis and measurement of metabolic bone disease biochemical markers. LC-MS and ICP-MS are to be introduced in the coming months. 

The post holder will be based in the Clinical Chemistry Department at St Vincent’s University Hospital and will liaise on a regular basis with the Consultant Head of Department. The post holder will ensure that the service provided meets the needs of the users as determined by the Consultant Head of Department/Laboratory Director for Clinical Chemistry.

Informal Enquiries or Role Specific Enquiries: Professor Carel le Roux, Consultant Chemical Pathologist. Email:

Please download the below Job Description for this position, as this will not be available online after the vacancy close date.

Applications for St. Vincent’s University Hospital job vacancies will only be accepted through our Web Recruitment System.


Contact 1
Contact Name: Eimear Conway
Telephone: +353 (1) 221 6034
Email Address:

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