Opportunity to support UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) regulatory work

Below are the details for an opportunity to work at a national level within the COVID-19 testing landscape from the UK Health Security Agency.

Published on
6th January 2022
Filed under
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The opportunity

  • To work at a national level to affect change in the COVID-19 testing landscape by providing expert review of test validation documentation.
  • This is an opportunity to work and liaise with one of the Healthcare Scientists of the year, as well as many talented scientists in the field.
  • There will be 5 places available from the 1st of January 2022.
  • This contributes to AHS competencies e.g. Clinical Leadership and Professional Practice.


  • Candidates from Life Sciences with MSc or PhD, plus laboratory experience with assay validation/development.

Application process

  • Please send your CV to to indicate an expression of interest.
  • If you would like to learn more about the opportunity, we will be hosting a webinar in the early New Year – details to follow.
  • If you are successful at the CV stage, you will be invited for a brief interview with the lead scientists.
  • If appointed, you will receive a confirmation email with details of your appointment and onboarding process.


  • The opportunity is available from the 1st of January to 31st of March 2022.
  • Flexible working – Choose the days and times at which you work.
  • A maximum of 2 days per week/minimum of 2 reviews per day.
  • Generally, one review can be completed in half a day, and therefore the expectation is to complete 2 reviews per day.


  • Government grade G7 at £600 per day.
  • Candidates have a number of options they can choose to engage via – PAYE, Umbrella or Ltd Company. Details of these are provided for every candidate at offer stage.


  • This is a Pay As You Earn arrangement where weekly timesheets will be need to be submitted each week.
  • Payment is 1 week in arrears following the first 4 weeks.
  • The onboarding process can take up to 2 weeks.
  • Recruitment is carried out via Public Sector Resourcing (PSR); documents required e.g. passport, NI number, proof of address, employment dates and details including gaps, reference(s).
  • 3 days training (paid).
  • Encrypted Laptops are assigned.

Last updated on 7th January 2022

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