Committee vacancies

Below is a list of opportunities for our members to participate in our governance and to support the work of the Association.

The Microbiology Professional Committee is seeking applications for the following vacancies

Pre-Registration Trainee Representative
This committee member coordinates feedback from pre-registration trainees in the form of a report for the MPC. This report should highlight areas of good training practice as well as areas for improvement that can inform the MPC how to work with external bodies to improve pre-registration training.

Regional Representative (Wales)
This committee member acts as a point of contact for queries from members, non-members, and potential members in Wales. They attend regional LabMed meetings and feedback relevant updates to the MPC.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) representative
The liaison role will have the support of the EDI Champion(s) of the Association and the National Member elected to the Association Council with responsibility for EDI.

The Association had adopted the Science Council benchmarking framework to monitor and progress our work to promote equality, diversity and inclusion around 11 key domains or areas of work. This role will help make sure the committee understands this framework and ensure there are activities in the committee work plan to improve the EDI measures we are tracking.

Deadline for applications: August 12th 2024

For more information, please contact Rob Shorten, MPC Chair: [email protected]

Other voluntary opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities for our members to participate activites such as publishing to support the work of the Association.

Join the Lab Tests Online UK Editorial Team

Become a volunteer reviewer with Lab Tests Online UK and:

  • join an editorial board to help with peer reviewing website content
  • gain editorial skills working on an exciting digital publishing project  
  • option to develop a new skillset writing for patients and the public
  • share your expertise with a broad audience (over 2 million pageviews last month)

This CPD activity is an excellent way to develop new specialist skillsets and reach a broad audience with your knowledge of the latest best practices.

If you’re interested in getting involved with Lab Tests Online UK, please contact [email protected]

 

LabMed News Associate Editors

We are looking for members to join our small and friendly LabMed News team as Associate Editors. The main roles include:

  • proof-reading articles
  • working with authors to provide guidance
  • organising meeting reports
  • liaising with other groups (e.g. LabMedUK, LTOL-UK, FCS, Green Champions, EDI Working Group)
  • helping us to champion LabMed values of inclusion, sustainability and innovation
  • participating in, and contributing ideas to, LabMed News Board meetings, held bimonthly via Teams

Attention to detail and working to strict deadlines are essential.

People from across the UK and Ireland, in all specialties and career stages, are welcome to get in touch. For further information and/or an informal chat, please contact: Gina Frederick, Lead Editor, LabMed News and Clinical Biochemist at Royal Derby Hospital. Tel: 01332-789407 E-mail: [email protected]

Digital Learning Board

The Association for Laboratory Medicine are looking to appoint three members to the Digital Learning Board. 

The Digital Learning Board will work in partnership with relevant Executive and Council Colleagues, committee members, stakeholders and the staff team towards the timeline, production, review and approval of content for the Laboratory Medicine Learning Academy.

More details will follow shortly, however, if you would like to express early interest in joining the Digital Learning Board please submit the following form:

 

 

Laboratory Medicine Learning Academy Authors

Are you passionate about sharing knowledge and would like to make a meaningful impact in your professional field? Join our Laboratory Medicine Learning Academy team.

The Academy is as a valuable educational resource available to all our memebers, with a specific focus on aiding trainees preparing for FRCPath examinations. The Association is currently seeking writers for a series of digital learning modules on various topics.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced professionals to share their expertise with our members, and their future colleagues, while also developing new and honing existing skills as authors. Moreover, compensation is provided for all successful candidates. 

Join us in enriching the educational landscape of laboratory medicine and supporting the professional development of our members.

For more information please select from the following options:

Modules with Author Vacancies

Laboratory Analytical Skills Modules

  1. Manual Techniques (including pipetting and generation of standard curves)
  2. Assay Data Manipulation (including calibration curve generation and deriving patient results)
  3. Spectrophotometry
  4. Immunoassay
  5. Mass Spectrometry
  6. Interpretation of Enzyme Reaction Curves

Laboratory Data Interpretation Modules

  1. Spectrophotometer Data
  2. Polyethylene Glycol Precipitation
  3. Tumour Markers

Laboratory Management Modules

  1. Laboratory Management (including procurement process, laboratory budgets, and integration into Trust finances)
  2. Laboratory Safety Management (including use of fire extinguishers, laboratory signs, and personal protective equipment)

 

Submission Requirements and Fees

We are looking for scientific content on the topic of your chosen module with clear Learning Outcomes targeting trainees preparing for FRCPath examinations. Some prior knowledge is assumed, however, basic concepts should be explained.

Whilst the commission is primarily for written content, the aim is to have an exciting learning offering and we encourage other media to be used to support user interaction and embed the knowledge. We will provide you with a comprehensive writer's pack and offer support throughout the development process.

Format:

  • 2000 to 3000 words written document and 3 multiple choice style questions to assess the topics covered and knowledge gained or
  •  20 to 30 slides with written commentary and 3 multiple choice style questions to assess the topics covered and knowledge gained

The length is not prescriptive and should be viewed as guidelines only. We encourage you to include as much information as you believe is needed.

Timeline:

Submission of final draft within 2 months of accepting the commission.

Fee:

We are offering £140 to be claimed within 3 months after completing the work.

Application Form

 

 

 

 

Opportunities with external partners

Join a team piloting an online point-of-care testing course in Kenya

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for clinical scientists and doctors to contribute their expertise to development and delivery of a module on 'Safety and Infection Control' for a 12-week point-of-care testing course, set to be piloted in Kenya this August/September. This initiative is part of the Global Healthcare Workforce Project, funded by a grant from the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. Your participation will make a significant impact on healthcare delivery in Kenya and beyond.

For more information and to express your interest email [email protected] by Friday, June 28th.

 

We are committed to encouraging inclusion, equality and diversity in our workforce and volunteers. We are actively trying to increase the diversity of our team. We know that everyone is an individual, so please always tell us what we can do to support you.  

We welcome approaches from individuals from underrepresented groups, including those from minoritised communities, and those with a disability, to better reflect the community we serve and help broaden our perspectives. 

Our values are:   

  • We are innovative – promoting new scientific development to improve health and wellbeing.
  • We are inclusive – ensuring that we are open and accessible to everyone.
  • We care for people – helping the healthcare profession deliver better care and providing a healthy and fulfilling environment for our members and their teams.
  • We care for the planet – influencing how healthcare science can minimise our impact on the wider natural world.