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Chelsea Sycamore - Cellular Therapy Senior Biomedical Scientist

Healthcare Science Specialism: Cellular Therapies (formerly called Stem Cells)

Chelsea Sycamore

What does your job involve?

Delivering cell therapies safely to the patient bedside ensuring regulatory requirements are met.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Providing novel therapies safely to patients. Sometimes these therapies are the last treatment option for patients and it is rewarding to be involved in patient care.

What qualifications led you to this role?

  • Biomedical Science BSc Honours with Integrated Placement year at Addenbrooke’s Hospital
  • Institute of Biomedical Science Portfolio Certificate of Competence
  • Continuous on the job training including viva assessments
  • NHS Leadership Academy- Mary Seacole Programme

What career opportunities are available?

Grateful to be in a department that values the importance of CPD and career progression. We actively promote and train staff once within the CCTL team. For example, many of our medical technical officers (Band 5s) were once medical laboratory assistants (Band 3s). We also have training hours every other week for all staff.

Do you have advice for someone interested in a career in healthcare science?

It is very important to find a discipline that you are passionate about. I would encourage those interested to contact large teaching hospitals for work experience opportunities