Committee vacancies

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

Director for Education, Training & Workforce

Could you be our next Director of Education, Training and Workforce?

We’re looking for someone to lead our Education, Training & Workforce Committee and help make sure we are meeting the needs of members in pre and post-registration training through face to face courses and digital learning. The committee also has an important role responding to workforce issues for the specialty. If you have a passion for Education and are ready for a leadership role in the Association find out more about the role at - Director of Education, Training & Workforce - Job role

The successful candidate becomes a Company Director and will be part of the decision-making Executive and Council of the Association and be part of creating our next five year strategy which will support our new brand as we grow our membership and influence.

If you’re interested in this role, please complete the Nominations Form and return to [email protected] by the deadline of 26 April 2024.

National Member

Would you like to have a say in the future of the Association? Are you keen to find out more about what your Association is working on? Do you have ideas on how we could further serve the membership?

We welcome all Voting Members to put themselves forward for nomination for the position of National Member on Council. Council members include healthcare scientists and medical practitioners with backgrounds in laboratory medicine including biochemistry, immunology and microbiology, who represent the views and voices of all members.

Two incumbent National Members wish to remain in post for at least a further year, however there is one National Member vacancy to be appointed at the upcoming Annual General Meeting in June.

Interested Members should complete the Nominations Form and return to [email protected] by the deadline of 26 April 2024.

Trade Union Chair / Director of Regulatory Affairs

Could you be our next Chair of the Trade Union?

We’re looking for someone to lead our Trade Union, the Federation of Clinical Scientists (FCS), and help make sure we are meeting the needs of members most notably on matters relating to the relationships between the Association and formal employment bodies and regulatory bodies. With support from the FCS National Committee, the Chair will keep aware of employment and related regulatory issues that may impact members and the business and objectives of the Association. If you have a passion for trade unions and industrial relations and are ready for a leadership role in the Association find out more about the role at -

Director of Regulatory Affairs FCS Chair - Job role

The successful candidate becomes a Company Director and will also be part of the decision-making Executive and Council of the Association and be part of creating our next five year strategy which will support our new brand as we grow our membership and influence.

The post-holder will be elected at the Annual General Meeting and re-elected each subsequent year, with a usual term of service of 5 years and the possibility of a further 2-year extension. If you’re interested, please complete the Nominations Form and return to [email protected] by the deadline of 26 April 2024.

If there are any barriers that might stop you from applying, ask us, so we can consider adjustments we could help with. The interim post holder is on hand to a make sure there is a smooth handover and transition period and we would be happy to talk to anyone who is thinking of applying.

NICE subcommittee team

The Association for Laboratory Medicine (LabMed) is seeking expressions of interest from its members to join the current NICE subcommittee team of the Scientific Affairs & Clinical Practice Committee (SACP).

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides evidence-based recommendations developed by independent committees and consulted upon by stakeholders.
The Association for Laboratory Medicine is one such established stakeholder of many NICE best practice guidelines. As the Association for Laboratory Medicine grows and expands, there is a need for more support roles at the subcommittee level to ensure optimal participation in NICE guideline activities.

Key activities of the subcommittee team involve the co-ordination of summaries of NICE guidelines by trainees as educational resources for the LabMed website and to support the stakeholder activities of the NICE/scientific committee.

This represents an exciting opportunity for members to actively support the development of best practice and to contribute to the organisation's key stakeholder activities.

Please contact Dr Alaa Abdelrazik, consultant Chemical Pathologist, for further information [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.

Global Health Workforce Project

We have an exciting opportunity for Clinical Scientists or Doctors to deliver lectures for quarterly webinars, monthly case report sessions and to become involved in an international project, with reach across 3 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This February work commenced on a project to improve the quality of chemical pathology training and service provision in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. This has been made possible by successfully securing a grant under the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) Global Health Workforce Programme, funded by The Department of Health and Social Care, UK.

Partners and our deliverables

Over the course of the next 10 months, until the end of January 2025 we will deliver a multitude of activities to meet the overall aim of the project, two of which include:

  • Providing CPD-accredited quarterly virtual continued professional development (CPD) and continued medical education (CME) opportunities to support existing chemical pathologists and related healthcare professionals.
  • Providing monthly virtual case reports with colleagues in the UK, focusing on the management of metabolic clinics and monthly case report sessions.

For a full list of our project’s deliverables please visit our project’s web page.

Benefits of getting involved

If you or anyone you know is interested in developing and running lectures for the project, find out how the quarterly webinars and monthly case report sessions will be structured, what their running time will be and the topics that will be covered. A small honorarium will be available for those who complete a webinar or case report session.

There are many benefits to getting involved, some of which include:

  • Gaining from cross-cultural knowledge exchange
  • Contributing to raising the standards of chemical pathology practice in lower to middle income countries
  • Expanding your network both in the UK and Africa
  • Participating in these activities will count towards your CPD activity

    Monthly case report sessions

    Monthly case report sessions will take place on the second Wednesday of each month from 14.00 (UK Time). The first session is being planned for Wednesday 8 May and will take place on Zoom. The duration of each session will be for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

    45-minutes will be allowed for case review, 20-minutes to study the theory of the case and 20-minutes for participant comments and questions.

    A bank of 30 long and short cases from Kenya, Nigeria and the UK is currently being established in support of the sessions. If you have any cases that can be included in our bank and would be happy to share them for the purpose of these sessions, please let us know.

    Express an interest in getting involved

    Please complete this short form  before Monday 15 April to confirm if you can support the quarterly webinars, monthly case report sessions or provide case reports – perhaps you can help with  all of these.

    For any questions you may have please contact Kelley Price [email protected]

LabTests Online Editors

The Association for Laboratory Medicine is looking to appoint new Editors to the Lab Tests Online Editorial Board to help review the content on the website, ensuring that it is up-to-date and suitable for the public. 

Editors will also assist in identifying any gaps in the coverage of tests and introducing new content where needed, including news articles. 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 becoming an Editor for Lab Tests Online, 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 writters 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 existins skills as authors. Moreover, compensation is provided for all suffecfull 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. A1AT
  3. Polyethylene Glycol Precipitation
  4. Tumour Markers

Laboratory Management Modules

  1. Laboratory Management (including procurement process, laboratory budgets, and integration into Trust finances)
  2. Quality Management: UKAS Assessment
  3. Quality Management: EQA Monitoring
  4. 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 targetting 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 writers’ pack and offer support throughout the development process.

Format:

  • 1000 to 1500 words written document and 3 multiple choice style questions to assess the topics covered and knowledge gained or
  • 15 to 20 slides with written comentary and 3 multiple choice style questions to assess the topics covered and knowledge gained

Timeline:

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

Fee:

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

Application Form

 

 

 

 

Opportunities with external partners

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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.